SYNOPSIS: The arrival of the superior “word” in the Son means that the jurisdiction of the Law given at Sinai has been superseded by the “word” spoken in Jesus.
The book of Hebrews is structured around a series of comparisons that demonstrate the superiority of the revelation given in Jesus to that of the legislation given to Israel at Mount Sinai. The purpose is not to denigrate Moses or the Law, but to stress the superiority of the final “Word” spoken by God in His Son. Continue reading Old Covenant Rendered Obsolete in the Son
SYNOPSIS: Hebrews demonstrates the superiority of the Son over even Moses – A Son is of higher rank than the chief servant of a household – Hebrews 3:1-6.
The epistle to the Hebrews is a “word of exhortation” to a Christian congregation facing pressure from pagan neighbors; consequently, some members are considering withdrawal from the assembly. Remarks in the letter suggest this congregation includes many Jewish Christians. If so, some likely are contemplating a return to the synagogue to escape persecution (Hebrews 2:15, 10:32-34, 12:4, 13:22). Continue reading The Son Surpasses Moses