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  • Next verse that I will cover is Hebrews 1:8.  This verse is so enriching that I am compelled to give a introduction first before getting into the details.  To do that, covering a brief Christology of Hebrews would be helpful.
  • In the book of Hebrews, it appears that the author’s favorite title for Jesus is “Son.”  Please see 1:2, 5, 8; 3:6; 5:5, 8; 7:28.
    • 1:2, “In these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things,through whom also He made the world.”
    • 1:5, “For to which of the angels did He ever say, ‘You are My SonToday I have begotten You’?  And again, ‘I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me'”?
    • 1:8, “But of the Son He says‘Your throne, O God, is forever and everAnd the righteous scepter is the scepter of  His kingdom.'”
    • 3:6, “But Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.”
    • 5:5, “So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, ‘You are My SonToday I have begotten You.'”
    • 5:8, “Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.”
    • 7:28, “For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.”
  • The author also uses a more complete form: “Son of God.”  Please see 4:14; 6:6; 7:3; 10:29
    • 4:14, “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”
    • 6:6, “And then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.”
    • 7:3, “Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.”
    • 10:29, “How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?”
  • As the “Son” and the “Son of God,” He is the climatic revelation to men and is greater than all the ambassadors of God (1:1-2) and even angels.
  • As the Son of God, He is:
    • Heir of all things
    • Co-agent in creation
    • Radiance of God’s glory
    • The image of God
    • The sustainer of all things
    • The holy purifier from the poison of sin
    • The one who sits at the right hand of God the Father
  • In our next installment, we will try to cover in details concerning Hebrews 1:8 because that will be our main verse of study.  We will try to cover the textual, syntactical, contextual, and apologetical areas.  Stay tuned.

 

 

 


Bibliography

Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1998.


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