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Hebrews 2:7 - "Angels"???

According to Yigael Yadin "Scripta Hierosolymitana", the letter to the Hebrews is written to Essenes when compared to the actual faith and doctrine of the Essenes.
Many essenes might have been converted by John the Baptist and the Dead See Scrolls clearly show their doctrines.

The letter of Hebrews in chapter 1 and 2 is all about angels. Why? Because angels stood centrally in their doctrine.
They were converted to Yeshu', but still, angels played an important role, if not, too important.

So, vers 2:7 and the rendering: "lower than angels' is completely in line with the argument that the Hebrew-writer wanted to write to them.

The argument was: "Listen, angels do exist, but they are NOT as important as Yeshu'."

Now the Peshitta OT and the LXX have this rendering. It is well known that the Masoretic Text, is not always in accordance with both the LXX and the POT.

I bet that the Hebrew-writer, when he wrote Hebrews, had either the LXX or an Aramaic targum as a source, and that he would not use spurious arguments, where (especially essenes) would have thought: "What is he citating? This is not in our Tanach!"

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Hebrews 2:7 - "Angels"??? - by Andrej - 12-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Re: Hebrews 2:7 - "Angels"??? - by distazo - 12-12-2010, 09:53 AM
Re: Hebrews 2:7 - "Angels"??? - by Jerry - 12-12-2010, 03:39 PM

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