Jesus is the “word made flesh” and the true tabernacle in which the glory of God is revealed and now resides – John 1:14.
The opening paragraph of John’s Gospel presents major themes that are explicated in the body of the book. For example, Jesus is the “Word made flesh” in whom life and light are found, and the true and final “tabernacle” where God’s “glory” resides. Moreover, John employs imagery from pivotal events in the history of Israel to illustrate what God has done in Jesus.
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His priesthood is valid and trustworthy because Jesus was a genuine human being who died the same death as all men – Hebrews 2:5-18.
The next literary unit consists of three paragraphs that highlight the solidarity of the “Son” with his people, his victory over Satan, and his qualifications for the priesthood. He was fully human, just like his people, but “apart from sin,” and therefore, he died a human death for them. Because he suffered as they do, Jesus is fully qualified to intercede as their high priest.
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