The Berean Expositor
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with a people already saved, who have access to God, who are pressing on to Canaan,
and who need the continual ministrations of the priest and offerings for their
sanctification. But let us see for ourselves; here are the references to blood:--
"The children are partakers of flesh and blood" (2: 14).
"Into the second went the high priest alone once in every year, not without blood,
which he offered for himself and for the errors of the people" (9: 7).
"Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once
into the holy place, having obtained aionian redemption" (9: 12).
"For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the
unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh" (9: 13).
"How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the aionian Spirit offered
Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living
God" (9: 14).
"Wherefore neither the first testament was dedicated without blood" (9: 18).
"He took the blood. . . . and sprinkled both the book, and all the people" (9: 19).
"Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you"
(9: 20).
"Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the
ministry" (9: 21).
"And almost all things are by the law purged with blood" (9: 22).
"And without shedding of blood is no remission" (9: 22).
"Nor yet that He should offer Himself often as the high priest entereth into the holy
place with the blood of others" (9: 25).
"For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins"
(10: 4).
"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus"
(10: 19).
"Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye shall he be counted worthy, who hath
trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith
he was sanctified an unholy thing" (10: 29).
"Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest He that
destroyed the firstborn should touch them" (11: 28).
"Ye have not resisted unto blood" (12: 4).
"To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant and of the blood of sprinkling, that
speaketh better things than Abel" (12: 24).
"The bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high
priest, are burned without the camp" (13: 11).
"Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered
without the gate" (13: 12).
"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great
Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the aionian covenant, make you perfect in
every good work to do His will" (13: 20, 21).
Those that refer to redemption are 9: 12, 22, 10: 4, and 11: 28; of these 9: 12
speaks of redemption as having been obtained already, and is not the result of the offering
there, as verses 13, 14 prove; 9: 22, speaking of remission, may at first seem to be
direct statement, yet it is in the midst of a context dealing with the covenant and
tabernacle, and rather indicates that the remission which is a part of the new covenant
(Heb. 10: 16-18) cannot be enjoyed without this blood of sprinkling that links the people
and the book together; 11: 28 refers to the passover, the true type of redemption, which
offering is outside the scope of the epistle, for Hebrews has no place for redemption from
Egypt, its setting being the wilderness and its centre the tabernacle. Salvation in the