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The Main Point
Hebrews 04: 14-10: 39

The central section consists in large part a series of technically sophisticated allegorical arguments from Scripture arguing that Jesus is a suitable and effective high priest, indeed, the great high priest of “the true tent that the Lord, and not any mortal, has set up” (8:2). Lacking a priestly genealogy, Jesus is a priest only, but supremely, according to the order of Melchizedek (5:1–10; 6:13–7:28; Ps. 110:4; Gen. 14:17–20). Even more, Hebrews claims that the whole liturgical law in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers was really written as an allegory of Jesus’ ascension to God, his journey through “the curtain,” that is, his flesh/the heavens (4:14; 6:19–20; 10:20)…

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