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The key to understanding this passage is identifying the two persons and one people group being referred to. From the context it is clear that "he that sanctifies" is Jesus. And they "who are sanctified" are all the believers - the whole ecclesia. But who is "the one" from whom both Jesus and all his sanctified followers emanate? There are only three ...


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This letter was written to Hebrews (Judean believers of Jesus Christ from Judea). Hebrews is the original name of Judeans (or later called "Jews" in English) due to the fact that they are the descendants of Heber. Josephus' Antiquities of Jews Book 1, Chapter 6, Paragraph 4 - "Sala was the son of Arphaxad; and his son was Heber, from whom they originally ...


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It is called the Book of Hebrews because the one who titled it recognized something I believe the Holy Spirit is trying to reveal to all the followers of Messiah Jesus today. Namely, that all of us - Jew and "gentile" alike - must be Hebrews! That is, we must all be physical seed of Abraham! Otherwise the letter would be speaking only to the Jewish followers ...



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