Monte Judah writes:
Let’s conduct our own examination of the book of Hebrews to see if the author was “pro-Torah” using just a few clips of the writer’s presentation…. He wrote that there must be changes to the Law of Moses (Heb 7:12) because the priesthood has changed from Levite to Melchizedek….let’s ask some fundamental questions at this point.
These are the questions that should cause you to pause and question whether this book is consistent with the rest of the Scriptures. … Do we believe that some of the commandments given in the Torah should be changed?
He basis this on the Greek version of Hebrews 7:12 which reads:
For the priesthood being changed,
there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
- Heb. 7:12 KJV (from the Greek)
However the word for “change/changed” here in the Hebrew is SHENISHTANA from the verb root SH-N-H (Strong’s 8138) meaning “to repeat, to do a second time” thus the Hebraic Roots Version reads:
It is saying that according to which there is a repetition of the
office of the priesthood, of necessity it is saying there is a repetition of the Torah.
- Heb. 7:12 HRV
In the original Hebrew there is no indication that the Torah or any of its commandments are changed, only that they are repeated. This repetition is all part of the renewal of Torah which is a primary paradigm of the Book of Hebrews in the original Hebrew.
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