Hebrews 1:4, Much superior to angels

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I was wondering why the author in the book of Hebrews compared Jesus to the angels. According to Vincent, "the informal and abrupt introduction of this topic goes to show that the writer was addressing Jewish Christians, who were familiar with the prominent part ascribed to angels in the O.T. economy, especially in the giving of the law. "Clarke said that it is "another argument in favor of the Divinity of our Lord".

Jesus is clearly superior over man, as lived out in his life with the disciples, his resurrection and ascension. In comparing Him to the angels, the author is affirming His divinity, that not only is He superior to man but also to angels because He is God.

Picture by Liam Odowd

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