Hebrews - Revelation: 13 (The Expositors Bible Commentary)


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The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 13: Hebrews–Revelation (Revised Edition)

Hebrews—Revelation Revised Edition Overview. Show More Show Fewer. Popular Highlights It therefore seems clear that the people described in these verses are real Christians, not just interested people on the fringe. This title is also included as a part of the following collections.

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Interior design by Tracey Walker Printed in the United States of America 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The first four verses of Hebrews form a single Greek sentence. By the end of the sentence,we have already been introduced to the theme of the superiority of the Son to angels, which will remain in focus throughout the rest of chs. To impose a section break between vv. My reason for doing so is that the contrast with the prophets with which the sentence opens and which will not be made explicitly again in the rest of the letter serves to set the scene more broadly than just in relation to angels and provides our author with the cue for his most powerful christological statement-indeed one of the three or four most striking accounts in the NT of the incarnate Son of God.

The theme and indeed much of the language of vv. Text and Exposition I.

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The Son, his earthly work complete, now occupies in heaven the place of highest authority next to God himself. Of the fifty-six contributors, thirty of them are new. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But now their place has been taken by a single spokesman, whose message has been delivered once-for-all "in these last days" lit. Note that the name 'Jesus' will not appear until 2: While at this point he does not yet spell out the means by which this 'purification' has been achieved, his readers would be well aware that it must be through the shedding of blood 9: Check the Stock Availability in my Local Store.

Better Than the Prophets 1: After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Commentary a One of the chief glories of OT religion was its prophetic tradition. Israel lived not by human insight but by divine revelation as God "spoke through the prophets.

But now God has provided something even better. The prophets were many and varied, and their revelations came to the forefathers sporadically over a considerable period.

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Hinson professor of Christian Scriptures and associate dean for academic affairs at George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University. He and his wife, Diana, with whom he has co-authored a number of titles on family and ministry, reside in Waco, Texas. The first four verses of Hebrews form a single Greek sentence. My reason for doing so is that the contrast with the prophets with which the sentence opens and which will not be made explicitly again in the rest of the letter serves to set the scene more broadly than just in relation to angels and provides our author with the cue for his most powerful christological statementindeed one of the three or four most striking accounts in the NT of the incarnate Son of God.

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Israel lived not by human insight but by divine revelation as God 'spoke through the prophets. But now their place has been taken by a single spokesman, whose message has been delivered once-for-all 'in these last days' lit. The period of preparation is over, and all that the prophets have looked forward to is now fulfilled in the single person of 'a Son.

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This title, which will form the backbone of Hebrews' presentation of Jesus, is dramatically introduced in contrast with the mere messengers who have gone before and will immediately be filled out with a series of descriptive clauses that totally set him apart from all merely human representatives. Note that the name 'Jesus' will not appear until 2: In his essential nature he is better designated not by his human name but by a title that directly links him to God.

The first five statements focus on his relationship to God and to the created universe in such a way as to place him outside the natural order as its originator and sustainer.

Two further clauses in v.