For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
Heb. 7:18 KJV from the Greek
However the Hebrew actually reads:
To me in this there was a carrying away of the first by a weak work and by drunkeness and that which is not worthy for use.
-Heb. 7:18 HRV from the Hebrew
The Hebrew word for “carrying away” is GISTAL’KAH. Jeremiah uses a form of this same word to describe the Babylonian captivity (Jer. 29:1, 4, 16, 20, 31; 46:19; 48:7, 11; 49:3). The “carrying away” here is that of the Babylonian captivity and the curse which has come upon Israel for having failed collectively to observe Toarh as a people (see Deut. 28-29 and Lev. 26). The Torah promises that if after this curse comes upon us, we repent and turn back to Elohim as a people, he will regather us and renew the covenant with us (Deut. 30 and Jer. 31:31f). Hebrews is saying that a “carrying away” resulted from our failure to observe the Torah thus creating the need for a repetition of the Torah through a repetition of the priesthood.
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