Sunday, January 6, 2013

As Well as Unto Them

For the author of Hebrews, the Israelites of the Exodus received the same covenant offer as the first Christians and failed to accept it.

Verse 2 is hard to read and translated badly: the Logos (Word) by hearing didn't help the Israelites,  because the Israelites were not mixed together in faith with the ones who heard.  Is this a reference to the esoteric nature of temple worship -- that the Israelites broadly were unaware of the temple worshippers among them?

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