Event Title

The Meaning of the Cleansing of the Heavenly Things in Hebrews 9:23

Location

Room N310

Start Date

7-2-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

7-2-2020 9:30 AM

Description

There is conflict of interpretations regarding the meaning of the phrase “the cleansing of the heavenly things” in Heb 9:23. Is it referring to the cleansing of the consciences of believers, the inauguration of the new covenant, or the eschatological cleansing of the heavenly Sanctuary? This research briefly examines the meaning of Heb 9:23, and provide a provisional resolution to the conflicting interpretations through an exegetical and contextual approach to the text.

A concise review of three conflicting interpretations, the background of the book of Hebrews, and the immediate literary context was done; definitions of key words were given.

Significant Finding

Hebrews 9:23 points to the inauguration of the New Covenant and heavenly Sanctuary by Christ’s better blood.

The author of Hebrews in 9:23 seems undoubtedly to point to Christ’s inauguration of the Heavenly Sanctuary and the New Covenant which provides cleansing for the believers’ conscience. It is the beginning of His ministry not the final work where He will (has started since 1844 to) cleanse the heavenly sanctuary (Dan 8:14).

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Feb 7th, 9:00 AM Feb 7th, 9:30 AM

The Meaning of the Cleansing of the Heavenly Things in Hebrews 9:23

Room N310

There is conflict of interpretations regarding the meaning of the phrase “the cleansing of the heavenly things” in Heb 9:23. Is it referring to the cleansing of the consciences of believers, the inauguration of the new covenant, or the eschatological cleansing of the heavenly Sanctuary? This research briefly examines the meaning of Heb 9:23, and provide a provisional resolution to the conflicting interpretations through an exegetical and contextual approach to the text.

A concise review of three conflicting interpretations, the background of the book of Hebrews, and the immediate literary context was done; definitions of key words were given.

Significant Finding

Hebrews 9:23 points to the inauguration of the New Covenant and heavenly Sanctuary by Christ’s better blood.

The author of Hebrews in 9:23 seems undoubtedly to point to Christ’s inauguration of the Heavenly Sanctuary and the New Covenant which provides cleansing for the believers’ conscience. It is the beginning of His ministry not the final work where He will (has started since 1844 to) cleanse the heavenly sanctuary (Dan 8:14).