The preparation for understanding Hebrews 8 has been built in Hebrews 7. The writer of Hebrews established that Jesus is part of a different priesthood just like Melchizedek. Jesus’ priesthood is a better priesthood because he holds the priesthood permanently because he is eternal (7:24). Jesus’ priesthood is superior because he is able to completely save those who come near to him because he always lives to make intercession (7:25). His priesthood is better because he does not have to offer sacrifices for himself because he is holy, innocent, unstained, and separated from sinners (7:26-27). Finally, his priesthood is superior because it does not come from the law but from God’s oath made after the law (7:28).
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