But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. Hebrews 8:6 The assignment given me in this column is to help us understand this text from the book of Hebrews (actually vv. 6-13). I am to exegete it in such a manner that I deal with questions like: Was the old covenant bad? How do we understand the reality of covenantal continuity and the new and better covenant under which we serve? This may sound simple enough, but no less. . .
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