The exception to the Experiential rule – Hebrews 7-10

Hebrews 7-10 is the longest biblical passage that discusses the old and new covenants. In this passage the focus is clearly on the historical dimensions of the covenants, rather than on the Pauline focus on the experiential. Hebrews not only focuses on the historical dimension of the covenants, but on one specific aspect of the historical covenants. This insight has enormous implications for the understanding of Hebrews 8:13, “By calling this covenant ’new,’ he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.”



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