[B-Greek] PROSFERH in Hebrews 9:25
m7feettall at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 14 21:40:45 EST 2009
9:25 the meaning of the word PROSFERH has been debated. Some see it as
referring to Jesus' death, citing a similar usage in 9:14. Others,
noting the unusual use of PROSFEREI in 9:7 for the blood manipulation
on the Day of Atonement,
have suggested the PROSFERH in 9:25 is in connection with Jesus' entry
and is a "presentation" of Himself in heaven, fulfilling the entry and
blood manipulation in the type.
Now theological aspects aside I am looking for some textual arguments regarding one view or the other.
I am leaning to the idea that
the term PROSFERH in v. 25 is being used for presentation rather than
the death for the following reasons:
a. It seems that 9:7's unusual usage opens the door for the use in 9:25 as blood presentation.
OUD hINA at the beginning of verse 25 seems to refer back to the
negative statement of verse 24 OU GAR EIS XEIROPOIHTA hAGIA EISHLQEN hO
CRISTOS, indicating that verse 25 is still elaborating on the entry of
Christ, and the death did not happen at the entry into the heavenly.
Thoughts? Other arguments based on the text?
Thanks for any insights!
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