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Hebrews 5

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Verse 1

Hebrews 5:1

2. Christ superior to Aaron in His ordination 5:1, 4-6.

1. Not self appointed cf. 4 Hebrews 5:4

2. To minister for men, from among men, offer gifts and sacrifices.

Two demands of a High Priests

1) That he should be selected from among the men that he represented - v.1

2) That he should be selected by God before whom he appears - v.4 and v.10 Hebrews 5:10.

Verse 2

Hebrews 5:2

The high priest on earth

One class -- those who erred thru ignorance, as opposed to presumptious sins. Numbers 15:30, Numbers 15:27-30, Hebrews 10:26

Verse 3

Hebrews 5:3

Verse 4

Hebrews 5:4

Verse 5

It was not personal ambition that moved Christ.

Verse 6

Hebrews 5:6

Psalms 110:4

Ps. 110

1-3 Messiah as King

4 Messiah as Priest

5-9 Messiah as Conqueror

Verse 7

Hebrews 5:7

From death and was heard -- Not to save him from dying, but from death!

Verse 8

Hebrews 5:8

Learned -- What did He learn? What it was like being a man, and what obedience involved. He learned by experience -- Genesis 30:27 (cf KJV).

Verse 9

Hebrews 5:9

Perfect -- being perfected (complete) perfectly equipped to be High Priest and Savior. The perfection came thru the completion of His mission.

Author -- one who make possible, a "cause". NIV "source".

Verse 11

Hebrews 5:11

Of whom -- about the subject of Christ’s priesthood after the Melchisedec order.

uttered -- to explain. They were not interested in deep Bible Study.

Verse 12

Hebrews 5:12

We don’t know how long they had been Christians. But probably some of them 20 yrs plus ???.

milk -- babes in Christ. (v. 13 also).

oracles . . the utterances. Same word as Acts 7:38; Romans 3:2; Hebrews 5:12; 1 Peter 4:11. The Gr. word is occasionally used in the LXX. for ordinary human utterances; e.g. Psalms 19:14 (LXX. 18:14) “the words of my mouth.” - CBSC

Verse 13

Hebrews 5:13

Verse 14

Hebrews 5:14

Full age -- "full grown", mature.

Reason of use -- experience (great benefit of the book of Proverbs).

Discern -- discriminate

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Hebrews 5". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. 2021.