Hebrews 1, the supremacy of Jesus Christ.

(This was my first teaching the adult Sunday School class some years ago, hence the original power point background.)

My guess is that Aquila and Priscilla taught Apollos, who wrote it down, and Paul added input, especially chapter 13.

Back to the beginning of the introduction:

This is all one sentence in Greek, and together with Genesis 1:1-4 and John 1:1-14 are some of the best opening paragraphs of all literature, and should be taught in all English classes at least once.

Psalm 2:7  I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.

Deuteronomy 32:43 (ESV) Rejoice with him, O heavens;
    bow down to him, all gods, (Septuagint and Dead Sea scrolls, this part missing from the Masoretic text) for he avenges the blood of his children]
    and takes vengeance on his adversaries.
He repays those who hate him
    and cleanses his people’s land.”

Could it be that the Masoretic text has omitted this part of the verse to lessen the divine aspect of Jesus? Anyhow, the author reminds the Hebrews that the Dead Sea scrolls  and the Septuagint contain this phrase.



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Engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, and chip manufacturing. Presently adjunct faculty at PSU, teaching one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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