Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure?: Hebrews 12 and the Sinai by Michael Kibbe

By Michael Kibbe

A cursory look at Hebrews' critique of Israel's worry at Sinai in Heb 12:18-29 means that the writer has misunderstood or manipulated his assets. within the Pentateuch, the appointment of Moses as Israel's mediator gets specific approval (Exod 19:9; Deut 5:28), whereas Heb 12:25 labels their request for mediation a "refusal" to heed the note of God. This book argues that Hebrews' use of the Sinai narratives is living on a posh trajectory verified via 4 issues: the Sinai covenant based on Exodus, the reenactment of that covenant in response to Deuteronomy, the decision for a brand new covenant based on Jeremiah, and the current fact of that covenant validated by means of God and mediated through Jesus Christ.
The foundation for Hebrews' critique arises from its perception that whereas Israel's request proven covenant-from-a-distance, Jesus demonstrates that real covenant mediation brings events right into a unmarried house. the aim for Hebrews critique lies in its summons to Zion, the mountain on which Jesus sits on the correct hand of God because the excessive priestly mediator of the hot covenant.

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