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It is possible to understand Ps 2:7 in different ways: A statement about David becoming the "Son of God" in the royal sense (we see this often such as 1 Sam 8:7, 8, 24:6, 2 Sam 19:21, 1 Chron 28:5, 2 Chron 9:8, 13:8, Ps 5:2, 44:4). That is the Davidic kings were to rule as deputies of the real king of Israel, God. Recounting a past event about ...


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It is very tempting to start with the answer, the day, the only day that makes any sense in light of all the Scripture verses, is day 1 Psalm 2 “I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭ Notice that the Son is retelling the decree which He witnessed the Father speaking to Him. He was fully ...


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Today” is considered by some scholars and commentators to be a reference to what is called “the eternal generation of the Son.” The assertion behind this opinion is that “Today I have begotten you,” does not reflect upon Jesus’ humanity but upon his eternal existence. Origen (184–253), believed that “today” refers to that timeless ever-present, eternal day ...


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I'd like to offer a different perspective and respectfully disagree with other answers on several counts. I believe a few pieces of context are highly relevant: Context #1--the order of Melchizedek There may be value in considering what an "order" means in religious English: In the Catholic Church, a religious order is a community of consecrated ...


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The problem in Heb 10:34 is not just with the last word in the verse but also with one of the other central words. Here is the version from BLB - For both you sympathized with the prisoners and you accepted the plundering of your possessions with joy, knowing yourselves to have a better and abiding possession. The first highlighted word, ὑπαρχόντων, is ...


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Read the events in Genesis 14. There had recently been a war, with several kings allied on each side, with the winning side capturing many people and possessions from the city of Sodom: … the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled; some fell there, and the remainder fled to the mountains. — Genesis 14:10 The captives included Abraham's nephew Lot: Now when ...


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Does Hebrews 12:17 mean that GRACE has an end? Hebrews 12:17 NASB 17 For you know that even afterward when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears. Genesis 27:38 38 Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, me as well, my father.” So ...


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Hebrews 1:14 asks a rhetorical question: [Heb 1:14 NASB20] 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to [provide] service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? I think the correct answer to that question is, "NO!" This is an allusion to his "The Bible," which was a particular translation of the Tanach that he ...


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Hebrews 1:8-should it be "god" or "God" ? Simply put, it should be "God". Not sure why I, an unabashed non-trinitarian, am even bothering to get in again on this heavily biased towards the Trinitarian belief, site. I only do so because I have answered this Q. before (although posed somewhat differently, with the emphasis being ...


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I confess I am not persuaded that a clear angel/human distinction is warranted by the Biblical texts. As noted by Gina here, the Hebrew “malak” and the Greek “aggelos” mean “messenger”, which can have a wide variety of applications. See also Jay Adam’s comments here regarding the influence of mythology on how some texts about angels may have been misread. ...


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Hebrews 8ff is a citation from the Psalms Ps 45 7-8 Your divine throne endures for ever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity; you love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows; 102,26-28 Of old thou didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the ...


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Hebrews 6:20-7:1 Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him. Based on Hebrews 6:20-7:1, does Jesus like Melchizedek bless the κοπῆς (...


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Again and again we encounter analysis of a text never intended to stand alone in understanding a matter. God has provided a multi-faceted approach to revelation that is seen from Gen to Rev through authors millennia apart who corroborate one another. Jesus is presented as a man only - never God. Certainly there are some texts that may be read into to form a ...


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What does Jesus’ standing or sitting at the “right hand of the majesty” imply? Is it really saying that he, Jesus, is the center of heavenly power and authority, or is it saying that he is submissive to Someone higher? How are we to reconcile Heb 1:3 with Acts 5:31; 7:55 & 56; Eph 1:20 and 1Pet 3:22? Reading Matt 20:20-23 might help us form a clearer ...


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Greek is NOT like Hebrew - the word god/theos is never applied to anything or anyone but the true God of heaven with the following exceptions - In a derogatory sense when discussing a false god such as Phil 3:19, "Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things." ...


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I think this is being overthought. It is true that “angels” by that you mean heavenly beings, who have heavenly bodies are supernatural. “There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:40‬ ‭ Supernatural which means above the natural does not mean ...


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The Nature of Angels? From the passages you have cited, I suspect that angels can assume a quasi-human form for our sakes. I use the phrase "quasi-human" because although angels appear fully human, they obviously are not since the spirit realm is superior to our world of flesh in every respect. Consider the following: 2 Kings 6:17+: "And the ...


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Since the same subject, the υἱός and θεός is said to have created the world (Hebrews 1:2; 1:10), then it is clear that this Son and God is not part of the world, and thus, uncreated, just like the Father is uncreated. And just like the Father is Uncreated-Creator, so also the Son is Uncreated-Creator of the created order of things - the universe. You can ...


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The short answer appears to be, "YES" - Heb 4:13 seems to quote 1 Enoch 9:5 as correctly observed by the OP. The author Hebrews does not say this explicitly, but such a lack of attribution is the norm in the NT, even when it quotes the OT. The "Comprehensive New Testament" (Cornerstone Publications) provides an extremely extensive list of ...


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The expression contains 'days' and 'flesh' which would denote Jesus' lifetime from birth to death. I don't think this expression can be used to prove anything about pre-existence, myself. It brackets his time in flesh during 'days'. His bodily resurrection and ascension place him in the heaven of heavens, no longer subject to 'days'.


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Yes. Is Jesus currently in the flesh? 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (1 Cor 15:53-54) The word ...


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I believe Paul is teaching that in this new covenant all matters are fulfilled (completed not abolished) spiritually. There is therefore no physical temple & no point to Christ offering physical sacrifices as the sacrifices in this new covenant are now spiritual. The support for a spiritual vs physical temple is found in: Revelation 21:22 I did not ...


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When was Timothy in prison? It appears that Timothy personally endured imprisonment at Rome sometime within the period between the writing of the letter to the Philippians and the one to the Hebrews.​ Philippians 2:19 NASB 19 But I hope, in the Lord Jesus, to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. ...


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God himself communicated with the boys' mother and God himself made it clear who would serve whom. Rebekah and Jacob followed God's will in the matter, despite Isaac having other ideas (initially). The blessing was to be given to he who had the birthright. Esau relinquished that birthright (in exchange for a bowl of soup). Jacob represented himself as the ...


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