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2:14-15. For just as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself took part of the same; so that through death He might destroy the one who had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Unlike angels, which are pure spirit and therefore cannot die, God created man with both a spiritual and a read more
2:5 For it is not to the angels that He has put in subjection the world to come, of which we are speaking. Having completed his detour into the consequences of neglecting the truths which he is teaching, the writer now returns to his previous argument, that in every way Christ is vastly superior to the angels. Previously he has presented Christ as the rightful King, now he turns to the other side read more
1:13 But to which of the angels did He say at any time, Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies a stool for your feet? The writer continues to pile up the arguments for Christ’s superiority over the angels, this time quoting from Psalm 110:1. Although the angels, and even satan, have had access to God’s presence (Job 1:6), none of them has ever been invited to sit down at the r read more
1:7 And about the angels He says, “Who makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire. Having established that Christ is the exact representation of the Father, that He is the co-creator and co-sustainer of the universe, and that He has been established as the rightful monarch and heir of all things, the writer now turns his attention briefly to the angels by quoting this verse read more
1:6 And again, when He brings His first begotten into the world, He says, “And let all the angels of God worship Him.” Jesus is referred to as the “first begotten” of God. This is distinct from John 3:16, where He is referred to as the “only begotten Son.” There is a sense in which Jesus is unique, and His relationship with the Father is unique. He alone is the read more
1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as the name He has obtained by inheritance is better than theirs. This verse begins the writer’s argument as to the superiority of Christ over the angels. This is very important, for several reasons: Firstly, the Jews believed that the Law had been given through the mediation of angels (Acts 7:53) as well as the human mediation of Moses. By demo read more
The Book of Hebrews sits in the New Testament between the epistles of Paul and those of the other apostles. The reason for this is simple: nobody is really sure who wrote the book of Hebrews. Traditionally, it was accredited to Paul, and certainly the ideas it presents are totally in accord with Paul’s teachings, but the structure of the letter in Greek is so unlike the writings of Paul that read more
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