"I shall give you another testimony, my friends," said I, "from the Scriptures, that God begat before all creatures a Beginning,
is laid up for us."
"And the Lord God showed me Jesus
But we say that the fire sanctifies
that His mouth had been set by His Father as a sharp sword, and that He was hidden under the shadow of His hand, made like to a chosen shaft and kept close in the Father's quiver, called His servant by the God of all things, and Israel, and Light of the Gentiles. The mouth of the Son of God is a sharp sword, for
-God's everywhere-flying precepts (arrows) threatening the exposure
-the Divine inspection: because He sees all things. Like that in the apostle: For all things are naked and open in His eyes."
And to Him to whom we offer first-fruits we also send up our prayers, "having a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God," and "we hold fast this profession"
For I also, taking my journey, and going forth from the Egypt of this life, came first to the resurrection, which is the true Feast of the Tabernacles, and there having set up my tabernacle, adorned with the fruits of virtue, on the first day of the resurrection, which is the day of judgment, celebrate with Christ the millennium of rest, which is called the seventh day, even the true Sabbath. Then again from thence I, a follower of Jesus, "who hath entered into the heavens,"
Here some one may object that it is somewhat too bold to apply the name of high-priests to men, when Jesus Himself is spoken of in many a prophetic passage as the one great priest, as
" It is added that He is also sanctification and redemption: "He was made to us of God," he says, "wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption." But he also teaches us, writing to the Hebrews, that Christ is a High-Priest:
For to the Son of God alone was it reserved to persevere to the last without sin.
and that "He was tempted in all things like as we are, without sin."
Heb. 4:15 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes
relieving us by what He Himself endured, and not permitting us to have to suffer any pain to no purpose.
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