The word “covenant” is from the Latin word “con venier” which means to come together. The Old Testament word for covenant meant a binding between two parties. This “coming together” involved agreeing to a promise with stipulations, privileges, and responsibilities. Two important ones in Genesis and Exodus are the Abrahamic covenant and the Mosaic covenant.

In Hebrews 8, the author makes it clear that a new covenant is at hand. The Mosaic covenant God made in the wilderness with the ancient Hebrews was now being replaced with a new covenant where Jesus Christ was the mediator. This was monumental to the ears of a Christian Jew at the time of Jesus. Their entire society functioned under the Law of Moses and the sacrificial system set up in the old covenant.

In chapter 9, there is a look back to the Tabernacle and specifically the Holy of Holies and comparing it to the throne room of God.

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Hebrews - Week 9
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Hebrews - Week 8
Hebrews - Week 8
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Hebrews - Week 7
11/2/17
Hebrews - Week 6
Hebrews - Week 6
10/26/17
Hebrews - Week 4
Hebrews - Week 4
10/12/17
Hebrews - Week 3
Hebrews - Week 3
10/5/17
Hebrews - Week 2
Hebrews - Week 2
9/28/17
Hebrews - Week 1
Hebrews - Week 1
9/21/17
Hebrews Introduction
Hebrews Introduction
9/14/17
Exodus Lesson 21
Exodus Lesson 21
4/13/17
Exodus Lesson 20
Exodus Lesson 20
4/6/17
Exodus Lesson 19
Exodus Lesson 19
3/30/17
Exodus Lesson 18
Exodus Lesson 18
3/23/17
Exodus Lessons 16 & 17
Exodus Lessons 16 & 17
3/9/17
Exodus Lesson 15
Exodus Lesson 15
2/23/17
Exodus Lesson 14
Exodus Lesson 14
2/16/17
Exodus Lesson 13
Exodus Lesson 13
2/9/17
Exodus Lesson 12
Exodus Lesson 12
2/2/17
Exodus Lesson 11
Exodus Lesson 11
1/26/17
Exodus Lesson 10
Exodus Lesson 10
1/19/17
Exodus Lesson 9
Exodus Lesson 9
1/12/17
Exodus Lesson 8
Exodus Lesson 8
11/17/16
Exodus Lesson 7
Exodus Lesson 7
11/10/16
Exodus Lesson 6
Exodus Lesson 6
11/3/16
Exodus Lesson 5
Exodus Lesson 5
10/27/16
Exodus Lesson 4
Exodus Lesson 4
10/20/16
Exodus Lesson 3
Exodus Lesson 3
10/13/16
Exodus Lesson 2
Exodus Lesson 2
10/6/16
Exodus Lesson 1
Exodus Lesson 1
9/29/16
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