The writer of this Scripture has given us a depiction of Jesus Christ as the high priest, which is superior to the priesthood from the Old Testament. He also presents us with a portrayal of the sacrifice of Christ as far greater than the multitude of sacrifices offered by the old priesthood.
Under the old law, sacrifices were continual and short-term, and their success rate was inadequate. The primary characteristics of Christ’s sacrifice are its complete permanence and its universal sufficiency.
Sacrifices and Offerings Before Christ
In the past sections, the writer of Hebrews clarified how the old covenant was implied as an image of the new covenant.
The actual characteristics of the sanctuary were intended to clarify both the shortcomings of the old covenant and the predominant idea of the new covenant. Specifically, the author brought up how the blood of the animals was a blemished penance.
Here, similar thoughts are summed up. The old covenant was not wrong or futile. Regardless,…