Making an Effort to Enter the Rest (Hebrews 4:11) Hebrews 4:12. God started His work of redemption in Eden, but it will not be concluded until He makes a New Heaven and a New Earth. The “peace” of which Hebrews 12:14 speaks is the full notion of the Hebrew shalom, which conveys an ultimate state of justice and prosperity, shared among the whole community. Wherefore, even as the Holy Spirit saith, Today, if ye shall hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, Like as in the day of the trial in the wilderness, Where your fathers tried me by proving me, And saw my works forty years. This refers to the Levitical law whose system was still active at the time (“and here”), and to the earlier historical incident recorded (in Gen. 14; “but there”). (11-25) The faith and hope of the church encouraged from this. See on abideth continually, Hebrews 7:3. He is the one who made the way into the Holy of Holies so that the rest of us could follow into God’s presence (Hebrews 10:19–20). As usual, the author follows the Septuagint text. And here men that die receive tithes, &c,] The priests and Levites were not only men, and mortal men, subject to death, but they did die, and so did not continue, by reason of death, ( Hebrews 7:24 ). Hebrews Chapter 7: After the order of Melchizedek The writer of Hebrews continues his discussion of Melchizedek started in chapter 5 (Hebrews 5:1-10). The Worship of the First Covenant. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Christians often ignore Hebrews 6:7-8 in the process of trying to understand the meaning of Hebrews 6:4-6. The true tabernacle: the heavenly tabernacle that the Lord…set up is contrasted with the earthly tabernacle that Moses set up in the desert. (11-25) The faith and hope of the church encouraged from this. It Takes Faith to Enter Into Rest (Hebrews 4:3-6) Hebrews 4:7-8. 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. I. This is what the world is waiting to see and what the epistle was written to effect. CHAPTER 9. Commentary on Hebrews 8:7-13 (Read Hebrews 8:7-13 ) The superior excellence of the priesthood of Christ, above that of Aaron, is shown from that covenant of grace, of which Christ was Mediator. Hebrews 4 tells us "there remains a Sabbath-Rest for the people of God" and every member of the Godhead is still working towards this future Sabbath-Rest. The Word of God is Alive and Full of Power (Hebrews 4:12) a. ’s background (1-3) II. In order to bring out the typical parallel more strongly, Paul substitutes, "He of whom it is witnessed that he liveth," for the more untypical, "He who is made like to Him that liveth." For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned. Hebrews 13. But there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth: the veil, whither the foreranner is for us entered, Jesus; he, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. . We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. These verses outline some major objectives within the workings of the New Covenant. Of whom it is witnessed - Of whom the record is. The cause of all this may not be always that there is real quibble or quirk, in the mode of argumentation, but that he who reasons in this manner has in his view certain points which he regards as undisputed which do not appear so to us; or that he argues from what is admitted in the profession, or in the school where he is taught, which are not understood by those whom he addresses. Hebrews 7:8, ESV: "In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives." Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Showing Diligence Until the Very End (Hebrews 6:11-12) Hebrews 6:13-15. 2 For a tabernacle was constructed, the outer one, * in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering; this is called the Holy Place. Proud member But whatever view may be taken of the passage, whatever solution of the difficulty may be adopted, apology for the mode of reasoning may well be spared. And here men that die receive tithes, &c,] The priests and Levites were not only men, and mortal men, subject to death, but they did die, and so did not continue, by reason of death, ( Hebrews 7:24) but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth; Hebrews 8:7-13. (The reasoning in the whole passage is founded on the Scripture account of Melchizedek. We should submit to the Father’s discipline because it is an essential aspect of the father-son relationship (12:7-8). That he liveth - This is an exceedingly difficult expression, and one which has always greatly perplexed commentators. b. 1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, partners in a heavenly calling, take note of Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess, 2 who is faithful to the one who appointed him, as Moses was also in God’s house. he of whom it is witnessed that he liveth, For he was yet in the loins of his father. That case was, that he was expressly compared Psalm 110:4 with Melchizedek, and that in the account of Melchizedek there was no record of his death. These intellectual hang-ups kept them from continuing on to maturity in Jesus. And (we pray!) He wants a new covenant with the “house of Israel”. 1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, partners in a heavenly calling, take note of Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess, 2 who is faithful to the one who appointed him, as Moses was also in God’s house. Hebrews 7:8 Context. Hebrews 7-8 by Chuck Smith Transcript for Hebrews 7-8. Amplified: For … Christ, on the other hand, is, in His own person, "ever living after the power of an endless life" (Heb 7:16, 25). ! The Levites are dying men, who pass away in due course, and are succeeded by others. Hebrews 12:7(KJV) Verse Thoughts Too often we shy away from words like chastening and discipline, correction and submission because our lives have experiences the world's efforts at chastening, discipline, correction and submission, which falls far short of its godly meaning in … Hebrews 7:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 7:8, NIV: "In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living." McKnight, observing that the Greek verb ζη zē here is not in the present, but the imperfect of the indicative, translates - lived, a priest all his life, in contradistinction from those who ceased to be priests at a certain age. 4 Now consider how great this man was: even Abraham the patriarch # Gn 14:20; Ac 2:29; 7:8–9 gave a tenth of the plunder to him. Commentary on Hebrews 8:7-13 (Read Hebrews 8:7-13 ) The superior excellence of the priesthood of Christ, above that of Aaron, is shown from … Still his reasoning turns mainly on the fact that in the case of Melchizedek there was no one who had preceded him in that office, and that he had no successor, and, in regard to the matter in hand, it was all one as if he had been a perpetual priest, or had continued still alive. Hebrews 12:2 says that Jesus is the “pioneer” of our faith. True Sabbath Rest through Christ (Hebrews 4:9-10) Hebrews 4:11. but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth; which is to be understood of Melchizedek; who is not opposed to men, as if he was not a man, nor to mortal men, but to men that die; nor is he said to be immortal, but to live: and this may respect the silence of the Scripture concerning him, which gives no account of his death; and may be interpreted of the perpetuity of his priesthood, and of his living in his antitype Christ; and the testimony concerning him is in Psalm 110:4. And here indeed (as in Hebrews 7:5 , ‘indeed’ is useful only to make more clear the contrast of the following clause; an emphatic ‘ and here ’ would be better) refers not to the time of Melchisedec, though that is last spoken of, but to the time of the Levitical priesthood, which extends down to the writer’s own age. Hebrews 7:8. 7 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” 3 without father, … Bishop Westcott (The Epistle to the Hebrews [Eerdmans], p. 402) puts it, “True life comes from complete self-surrender.” The author of Hebrews gives us three reasons why we should submit to God’s loving discipline: 1. Outline: Hebrews 7:1-10. 5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. To this should be added also the consideration, that Paul had a constant reference to the Messiah, and that it is possible that in his mind there was here a transition from the type to the antitype, and that the language which he uses may be stronger than if he had been speaking of the mere record of Melchizedek if he had found it standing by itself. . He is the one who blazed the trail. And (we pray!) You see for yourself whether the meaning is really there. The entry for Hebrews 5 reads: “Note—the seventh and eighth verses of this chapter are a parenthesis alluding to Melchisedec and not to Christ.” (JST manuscript, NT 2, folio 4, p. Melchizedek is greater than Abraham (4-10) I. Verses 1-3. All his reasoning has, doubtless, a solid basis in truth. He wants a new covenant with the “house of Israel”. * 1 Now [even] the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. Discussion Questions. The Word of God is Alive and Full of Power (Hebrews 4:12) * 1 Now [even] the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. Hebrews 6:1-8. Hebrews 2:7. That is the very theme of the book of Hebrews: How to make Christians believe. Hebrews 6:7-8 gives us a picture illustration. Hebrews 7:8 Context. Receiving a Kingdom that can't be shaken, let us have grace, through which we serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. ’s background (1-3) II. Jesus told us "My Father is still working, and I am working also". There, he is presented to us, in his typical character, as living. Merciful forgiveness for breaking God's laws is a major one. Thou madest him a little lower than the angels In the Hebrew text it is, "than Elohim", which some render, "than God"; but it is rightly rendered by the apostle, "than angels"; and so the Targum, Jarchi, Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech, interpret it. (1-6) The Hebrews are warned of the sin and danger of unbelief. They had lost all awareness of the relevancy of their faith to the daily affairs of life. What is the significance that … It is addressed to a group of Jewish Christians who had begun to drift, to lose their faith. I. It Takes Faith to Enter Into Rest (Hebrews 4:3-6) Hebrews 4:7-8. And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 2 For a tabernacle was constructed, the outer one, * in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering; this is called the Holy Place. 5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. Hebrews 7:8. Hebrews 12:2 says that Jesus is the “pioneer” of our faith. In chapter 5, the author of Hebrews began to explain how Jesus functions as humanity's ultimate, perfect High Priest. And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. It is impossible he should proceed on any peculiarities or modes of reasoning, but such as are strictly true, the accuracy of which might, any where, and at any time, be admitted, by those who had the means and patience for a right understanding of them. Greek: ge gar e piousa ton ep' aut es erchomenon pollakis hueton, kai tiktousa botanen eutheton ekeinois di' ous kai georgeitai, metalambanei eulogia s apo tou theou;. These verses outline some major objectives within the workings of the New Covenant. He is not to be regarded absolutely, but typically. The Promise of Rest is Available Today (Hebrews 4:7-8) Hebrews 4:9-10. He is the one who blazed the trail. Well, today is the day. Melchisedec's death not being recorded, is expressed by the positive term "liveth," for the sake of bringing into prominence the antitype, Christ, of whom alone it is strictly and perfectly true, "that He liveth.". A comparison between the priesthood of Melchizedec and that of Christ. Thorns & Thistles are Worthless and in Danger of Being Cursed (Hebrews 6:7-8) Hebrews 6:9-10. ), there—in the priesthood after the order of Melchisedec. I. This included a reference to the mysterious Melchizedek, a figure from the Old Testament story of Abraham. 3 For he has come to deserve greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself! You see for yourself whether the meaning is really there. In this view, which indeed is so well brought out in the commentary above, "the apostle's argument unto the dignity, and pre-eminence of Melchizedek above the Levitical priests, in this instance, is of an "unquestionable evidence." Discussion Questions. CHAPTER 9. But there - In contrast with "here" in the same verse. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. John Piper @JohnPiper. And here — In the Levitical priesthood; men that die, receive tithes, but there — In the case of Melchisedec; he of whom it is witnessed that he liveth — Who is not spoken of as one that died for another to succeed him, but is represented only as living, being mentioned in such a way as if he lived for ever. Hebrews 4 tells us "there remains a Sabbath-Rest for the people of God" and every member of the Godhead is still working towards this future Sabbath-Rest. The Greek is very condensed: being attested that he liveth. John Piper @JohnPiper. The emphasis is on ἀποθνήσκοντες dying. Hebrews 5:11 to 6:19, was both critical and encouraging, he wanted his Jewish audience to know they should be further along in their understanding of spiritual issues. Hebrews 7:8-10. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. View him just as he appears in the record in Genesis, and the difficulty will be greatly lessened, if it do not altogether disappear. Melchisedec does not appear in Scripture as one who dies, and whose office passes to another. 5 The sons of Levi who receive the priestly office have a command according to the law to collect a tenth from the people # Nm 18:21,26; 2Ch 31:4–5 — that is, from their brothers and sisters — though they have also descended from Abraham. The opening phrase of Heb 12:7 may be translated as either an indicative (NASB, “It is for discipline that you endure”) or … When the meaning and significance of these three terms are considered together, we learn that Hebrews 6:7-8 is not saying anything about how God will send some people to burn in hell. Hebrews 6:7-8. Melchizedek is greater than Abraham (4-10) I. Verses 1-3. (14-19) Commentary on Hebrews 3:1-6 (Read Hebrews 3:1-6) The writer to the Hebrews wanted to remove these intellectual problems the Jewish Christians had with the gospel. Hebrews 5:7–9 January 23, 2018. The reference here is to the account of Melchizedek, "Here," in the Levitical economy, men received tithes who are mortal; "there," in the account of Melchizedek, the case is different. Jesus Is . "Arguing from the record," therefore, there is a strong contrast between him and the Levitical priests, all of whom we know are mortal; Hebrews 7:23. A look through the book of Hebrews looking at who Jesus is. Hebrews 13:7-25 November 19, 2017 I was going to start my message with this . (4-10) This is applied to Christ. The writer of Hebrews explains verses 4-6 with an illustration. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. If this was the admitted interpretation, and if there is no equivocation, or mere trick in the reasoning - as there cannot be shown to be - why should we not allow to the Jew a uniqueness of reasoning as we do to all other people? It is captured in an­other way later in the chapter with the imagery of the holy, heavenly city of Zion (Heb. 7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Discussion Questions. but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth; which is to be understood of Melchizedek; who is not opposed to men, as if he was not a man, nor to mortal men, but to men that die; nor is he said to be immortal, but to live: and this may respect the silence of the Scripture concerning him, which gives no account of his death; and may be interpreted of the perpetuity of his priesthood, and of his living in his antitype Christ; and the testimony concerning him is in ( Psalms 110:4 ) . fills it out correctly. Making an Effort to Enter the Rest (Hebrews 4:11) Hebrews 4:12. God started His work of redemption in Eden, but it will not be concluded until He makes a New Heaven and a New Earth. The Worship of the First Covenant. 5 The sons of Levi who receive the priestly office have a command according to the law to collect a tenth from the people # Nm 18:21,26; 2Ch 31:4–5 — that is, from their brothers and sisters — though they have also descended from Abraham. Showing Diligence Until the Very End (Hebrews 6:11-12) Hebrews 6:13-15. As to the force of this argument, it must be admitted that it would strike a Jew more impressively than it does most readers now; and it may not be improbable that the apostle was reasoning from some interpretation of the passages in Genesis 14:and Psalm 110. which was then prevalent, and which would then be conceded on all hands to be correct. We should submit to the Father’s discipline because it is an essential aspect of the father-son relationship (12:7-8). The A.V. Jesus told us "My Father is still working, and I am working also". He is the one who made the way into the Holy of Holies so that the rest of us could follow into God’s presence (Hebrews 10:19–20). Bishop Westcott (The Epistle to the Hebrews [Eerdmans], p. 402) puts it, “True life comes from complete self-surrender.” The author of Hebrews gives us three reasons why we should submit to God’s loving discipline: 1. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned. Hebrews 7:8. In the same way, many Christians are hung up on intellectual issues that couldbe resolved, allow… Hebrews 6:7-8 gives us a picture illustration. From anything that the record shows, it might appear that he continued to live on, and did not die. Hebrews 7:8 "And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth." The Meaning of Hebrews 6:7-8. Hebrews Chapter 7: After the order of Melchizedek The writer of Hebrews continues his discussion of Melchizedek started in chapter 5 (Hebrews 5:1-10). All notice of his death is studiously omitted with the express design, that, appearing only as a living priest, he might the better typify our immortal Redeemer. The Conditions of Becoming Reprobate (Hebrews 6:4-6) Hebrews 6:7-8. For, consider Melchizedek, not in his natural being and existence, which belongs not unto this mystery, but in his Scripture being and existence, and he is immortal, always living, wherein he is more excellent than those who were always obnoxious to death in the exercise of their office" - Owen. Summary of the foundational principles (1-3) II. Hebrews 5:7–9 January 23, 2018. Hebrews 3:7 - Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible. Commentary for Hebrews 7 . Hebrews 6:7-8. We’ve taken a look at discovering who Jesus is in our lives. ... You watch his pen “draw out” meaning. There is a notable difference in Heb 10:5 , where the Masoretic text reads “ears you have dug for me” (“ears open to obedience you gave me,” NAB), but most Septuagint manuscripts have “a body you prepared for me,” a reading obviously more suited to the interpretation of Hebrews. . Hebrews 5:11 to 6:19, was both critical and encouraging, he wanted his Jewish audience to know they should be further along in their understanding of spiritual issues. For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. Hebrews 7 New King James Version (NKJV) The King of Righteousness. (4-10) This is applied to Christ. Close. Hebrews 8 could also be of interest: Jesus is the real “high priest”, in spiritual conflict with the priests of the temple, of the mosaic law! 2 To whom also Abraham gave a a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of b righteousness, and after that also King of c Salem, which is, King of peace;. Hebrews 3:7 - Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible. 3 For he has come to deserve greater glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself! The passage can be divided and evaluated in three pieces, the first, verses 1-3; the second, verses 4-6; and the third, verses 7-8. 139.) Hebrews 13:7-8 King James Version (KJV). (Hab 2:4b KJV) This is the verse that struck a fire in the heart of Martin Luther, and began the Protestant Reformation 450 years ago. Today we are finishing our study of the book of Hebrews. The ancient philosophers had methods of reasoning which now seem weak to us; the lawyer often argues in a way which appears to be a mere quirk or quibble, and so the lecturer in science sometimes reasons. 0 thoughts on “ Hebrews 9:7-8: A Preterist Commentary ” Ron April 21, 2015 at 10:03 am. Hebrews 7:8 "And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth." * The sanctuary: the Greek term could also mean “holy things” but bears the meaning “sanctuary” elsewhere in Hebrews (Heb 9:8, 12, 24, 25; 10:19; 13:11). Hebrews 8 could also be of interest: Jesus is the real “high priest”, in spiritual conflict with the priests of the temple, of the mosaic law! Hebrews is one of the three New Testament commentaries on a single Old Testament verse: The just shall live by his faith. Hebrews 2:7. A comparison between the priesthood of Melchizedec and that of Christ. The fair and obvious meaning is, that all the record we have of Melchizedek is, that he was "alive;" or as Grotins says, the record is merely that he lived. But God found fault with the people and said: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. Thou madest him a little lower than the angels In the Hebrew text it is, "than Elohim", which some render, "than God"; but it is rightly rendered by the apostle, "than angels"; and so the Targum, Jarchi, Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech, interpret it. What is the significance that Melchizedek was king of righteousness and king of Salem? What is the connection between this passage and the last passage? Confident of Better Things (Hebrews 6:9-10) Hebrews 6:11-12. Still, although Hebrews 5:7–8 does not refer to Christ directly, it does so indirectly. Hebrews 7:8 In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on. Hebrews 12:18-29. The Conditions of Becoming Reprobate (Hebrews 6:4-6) Hebrews 6:7-8. (He receiveth them of whom) it is witnessed that he liveth (μαρτυρούμενος ὅτι ζῇ). That is why this illustration helps us understand v. 4-6. Hebrews 8:7-13. Outline: Hebrews 7:1-10. Hebrews 6:7 For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; (NASB: Lockman). Hebrews 7-8 New King James Version (NKJV) The King of Righteousness. What does Hebrews chapter 7 mean? Shall we turn now in our Bibles to Hebrews, the seventh chapter. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. . Warning against apostasy (4-8) I. Verses 1-3. We should submit to the Father’s discipline because it is an essential aspect of the father-son relationship (Hebrews 12:7, 8). He receiveth them - Melchizedek - for so the connection evidently demands. And here indeed (as in Hebrews 7:5 , ‘indeed’ is useful only to make more clear the contrast of the following clause; an emphatic ‘ and here ’ would be better) refers not to the time of Melchisedec, though that is last spoken of, but to the time of the Levitical priesthood, which extends down to the writer’s own age. Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16. 4 Now consider how great this man was: even Abraham the patriarch # Gn 14:20; Ac 2:29; 7:8–9 gave a tenth of the plunder to him. (1-3) The excellence of Christ's priesthood above the Levitical priesthood is shown. Salem Media Group. Wherefore, even as the Holy Spirit saith, Today, if ye shall hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, Like as in the day of the trial in the wilderness, Where your fathers tried me by proving me, And saw my works forty years. All rights reserved. The apostle is desirous of making out a contrast between them and the priesthood of Christ on "this point" among others, and in doing this, he appeals to the record in the Old Testament, and says that there was a case which furnished an intimation that the priestly office of the Messiah was not to pass over from him to others by death. It is the final goal of salvation. (7-13) And of necessity of faith in Christ, and of stedfastly following him. Greek: ge gar e piousa ton ep' aut es erchomenon pollakis hueton, kai tiktousa botanen eutheton ekeinois di' ous kai georgeitai, metalambanei eulogia s apo tou theou;. There are modes of reasoning and illustration in all nations, in all societies, and in all professions, which do not strike others as very forcible. An inspired writer needs it not. In the book of Genesis, after Abraham and Lot had parted company, there was a confederation of five kings that conquered in the area where … of Hebrews 12:7(KJV) Verse Thoughts Too often we shy away from words like chastening and discipline, correction and submission because our lives have experiences the world's efforts at chastening, discipline, correction and submission, which falls far short of its godly meaning in the Bible. ... You watch his pen “draw out” meaning. (1-3) The excellence of Christ's priesthood above the Levitical priesthood is shown. Let brotherly love continue. Merciful forgiveness for breaking God's laws is a major one. Confident of Better Things (Hebrews 6:9-10) Hebrews 6:11-12. This refers to the Levitical law whose system was still active at the time (“and here”), and to the earlier historical incident recorded (in Gen. 14; “but there”). The superior worth and dignity of Christ above Moses is shown. The Promise of Rest is Available Today (Hebrews 4:7-8) Hebrews 4:9-10. Commentary for Hebrews 7 . True Sabbath Rest through Christ (Hebrews 4:9-10) Hebrews 4:11. The author provides an intriguing overview of God's objectives using the means of the New Covenant as His tools. 12:22–24). 1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, a priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;. The author provides an intriguing overview of God's objectives using the means of the New Covenant as His tools. but there, one who has testimony that he lives, sc, ὡς μὴ μνημονευομένης τῆς τελευτῆς αὐτοῦ παρὰ τῇ γραφῇ, one of whom it is witnessed that he liveth, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Hebrews 6:7 For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; (NASB: Lockman). Thorns & Thistles are Worthless and in Danger of Being Cursed (Hebrews 6:7-8) Hebrews 6:9-10. Melchisedec "liveth" merely in his official capacity, his priesthood being continued in Christ. We have no mention of his death. 4 For every house is built by … 0 thoughts on “ Hebrews 9:7-8: A Preterist Commentary ” Ron April 21, 2015 at 10:03 am. There is not in Genesis, indeed, any direct record that he lives, but there is the absence of a record that he died, and this seems to have been regarded as in fact a record of permanency in the office; or as having an office which did not pass over to successors by the death of the then incumbent. 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