Summary: To show the need of group of human priests.

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Are you a royal priesthood?




To show the need of group of human priests.


Hebrews 7:23 (Amplified Bible)

7:23 [Again, the former successive line of priests] was made up of many, because they were each prevented by death from continuing [perpetually in office];


Thank You, JESUS, for I am made a royal priesthood because of Your Finished Work on the Cross. I am a royal priesthood, bought with a price, to set forth GOD's wonderful deeds, display the virtues and perfections of JESUS to the world.


Group of Human Priests


A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70

B. Style of writing: Best Greek style

C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos

D. Audience: Hebrew Christians

E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible

F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

G. Keyword: better


A. Group of human priests

"[Again, the former successive line of priests] was made up of many,"

Hebrews 7:8 (Amplified Bible)

7:8 Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death; while there [in the case of Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he lives [perpetually].

1 Chronicles 6:1-14 (Amplified Bible)

6:1 THE SONS of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

6:2 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

6:3 The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

6:4 Eleazar was the father of Phinehas, Phinehas of Abishua.

6:5 Abishua was the father of Bukki, and Bukki of Uzzi,

6:6 Uzzi of Zerahiah, and Zerahiah of Meraioth,

6:7 Meraioth of Amariah, and Amariah of Ahitub,

6:8 Ahitub of Zadok, and Zadok of Ahimaaz,

6:9 Ahimaaz of Azariah, and Azariah of Johanan,

6:10 Johanan of Azariah, who was priest in the temple Solomon built in Jerusalem,

6:11 Azariah of Amariah, and Amariah of Ahitub,

6:12 Ahitub of Zadok, and Zadok of Shallum,

6:13 Shallum of Hilkiah, and Hilkiah of Azariah,

6:14 Azariah of Seraiah, and Seraiah of Jehozadak;

You may read 1 Chronicles Chapter 6 and see the list of many human priests who are in the priest's office so that they can continue perpetually. Some of the priest's name are marked by Aleph-Tav's name. Also read Numbers Chapters 1 to 3.

B. They can't continue perpetually because of death

"because they were each prevented by death from continuing [perpetually in office];"

Hebrews 9:27 (Amplified Bible)

9:27 And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment,

Nehemiah 12:10-11 (Amplified Bible)

12:10 And Jeshua was the father of Joiakim, Joiakim of Eliashib, Eliashib of Joiada,

12:11 Joiada was the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan of Jaddua.

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