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Hebrews 7

September 14, 2012

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

8 thoughts on “Hebrews 7”

  1. v.3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.

    There is no record of Melchizedek’s being born, dying, or having children. This is unusual since Levitical priests had to be able to prove their ancestry. Therefore the absence of this information is significant.

  2. v.3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.

    There is no record of Melchizedek’s being born, dying, or having children. This is unusual since Levitical priests had to be able to prove their ancestry. Therefore the absence of this information is significant.

  3. v.12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.

    This verse tells us that the Mosaic Law has significantly changed. Christ could not become a priest under the law of Moses so if Christ is our high priest we cannot be under law. The writer has come to the same conclusion as Paul.

    (Rom. 6:14-15; Gal. 3:24-25; 5:1; 6:2; 2 Cor. 3:7-11).

  4. v.12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.

    This verse tells us that the Mosaic Law has significantly changed. Christ could not become a priest under the law of Moses so if Christ is our high priest we cannot be under law. The writer has come to the same conclusion as Paul.

    (Rom. 6:14-15; Gal. 3:24-25; 5:1; 6:2; 2 Cor. 3:7-11).

  5. v.18-19 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

    The old covenant has been replaced with the new and it means we can draw near to God. Something the old covenant wasn’t able to achieve since: “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins” (10:4).

  6. v.18-19 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

    The old covenant has been replaced with the new and it means we can draw near to God. Something the old covenant wasn’t able to achieve since: “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins” (10:4).

  7. v.27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

    “Once for all” – past, present, future. All sin dealt with by the death of Jesus

  8. v.27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

    “Once for all” – past, present, future. All sin dealt with by the death of Jesus

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