Thursday, January 24, 2013
We Have Such an High Priest
Jesus is the heavenly high priest. Also, Hebrews indicts the earthly temple priesthood (the New Testament's "hypocrites") in verse 5. "Serve" is latreuousin, meaning "they worship." The Jerusalem hierarchy has lost the true substance of its worship, and though it still retains the rooms and some of the temple's furnishings, their temple cultus is focused on the type and shadow rather than the reality.