O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Hebrews 9:16-18 For when there is a covenant death the one in the covenant must bear it.For the covenant over dead ones is firm even though it was never enforced while the covenanted one was alive.That is why the first testament was never renewed without blood. (Strong's G1457 first definition is renewed not inaugurated)
The law demanded death for disobedience. Adam disobeyed the only law in the garden and died. He was then forced out of the garden. Then God renewed his covenant with Adam by shedding blood. God covered them with the life of another.
The high priest typically entered the most holy place once a year to renew covenant. But this inner room (called the second booth or second tabernacle in Hebrews 9) was a copy of the real one in heaven.
So Christ permanently renewed the covenant when he came out of the real second room (most holy place) having offered his own first covenant death. Hebrews 9:28 He did not come out a second time.
He said," ...my soul I am placing over the sheep". John 10:15b Soul is covenant life.
Was the first covenant inaugurated with blood as ESV says? does anyone think this is a legitament interpretation of Hebrews 9:16-18? I see now Adam was clothed before being sent into the wilderness. Is there an edit button?
This word for renew has two occurrences in the Bible. Hebrews 9:18 and Hebrews 10:20.
...by the blood of Jesus. 10:20 By which he renews the way for us, recently slain and living, through the veil that is to say his flesh.
Wasn't Adam in the presence of God by faith without the need for blood when the covenant was inaugurated?
No more covenant renewals according to Hebrews 6:6. Here the same root word that means renewal (kainizo) has the prefix ana and occurs only once in scripture in this form. The word anakainizo means to renew again.
Hebrews 6:6 Says it is impossible to renew again to repentance those in the O.C. era who rejected the Holy Spirit and the word of God because they would need more blood from Christ. The Final blood renewal was underway and the age was moving forward. There will be no repeat offer. Those who fell away from that first century offer of grace lost their covenant renewal and chose to remain in the cursed covenant land that was producing thorns and ready to be burned. But the author of Hebrews had better things in mind for the recipients of his letter.