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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Hebrews 9:27-28

Hebrews 9:27-28. And as it is appointed, &c. Inasmuch as this is the constitution of God, that sinful men shall die once, and but once; (see the margin;) and after this the judgment Of the great day, between which and death nothing shall interpose to make any alteration in the state or condition of any one, for at death every man’s final state is determined; but we do not find a word in the Scriptures of any particular judgment taking place immediately after death. So Christ, ... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Hebrews 9:23-28

Sacrifice under the new covenant (9:23-10:18)Levitical sacrifices were part of a material order and brought symbolic cleansing. Christ’s death is concerned with the spiritual order and brings actual cleansing (23). The Levitical high priest entered the symbolic presence of God with the blood of a sacrificial animal, a ceremony that had to be repeated yearly. Christ entered God’s real presence on account of his own blood, and he did so only once. His death is sufficient to remove completely the... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Hebrews 9:27

as = inasmuch as. Greek. kath' ( App-104 .) hoson. appointed . Greek. apokeimai. See Colossians 1:5 . unto = to. men . App-123 . judgment . Greek. krisis. App-177 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Hebrews 9:27

And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this cometh judgment so Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to them that wait for him unto salvation.See under Hebrews 6:2 for notes concerning the "judgment." It needs only to be added here, in the words of Milligan, thatThe true character of every individual is determined on his exit from this world; and that his destiny is then virtually determined. And just... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Hebrews 9:27

Hebrews 9:27. And as it is appointed unto men once to die.— The apostle had several times asserted, that Christ was made like unto us in all things, except sin; and this consideration he seems to allege in this place, in order to clear up what he says of Christ's only dying once. By dying once, he submits to the condition which they were in for whom he died; namely, for the whole world, but especially for them who perseveringly believe. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Hebrews 9:27

27. as—inasmuch as. it is appointed—Greek, "it is laid up (as our appointed lot)," :-. The word "appointed" (so Hebrew "seth" means) in the case of man, answers to "anointed" in the case of Jesus; therefore "the Christ," that is, the anointed, is the title here given designedly. He is the representative man; and there is a strict correspondence between the history of man and that of the Son of man. The two most solemn facts of our being are here connected with the two most gracious truths of... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Hebrews 9:11-28

The final purging of sin 9:11-28The writer now focused on the issue of sacrifice."The argument moves a stage further as the author turns specifically to what Christ has done. The sacrifices of the old covenant were ineffectual. But in strong contrast Christ made an offering that secures a redemption valid for all eternity. In the sacrifices, a good deal pertained to the use of blood. So in accord with this, the author considers the significance of the blood of animals and that of Christ."... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Hebrews 9:16-28

The superior sacrifice for sin 9:16-28"The author has made it clear that Christ’s death has instituted a better covenant (Hebrews 9:11-15) which is superior to animal offerings (Hebrews 9:12-14). But the need for such a sacrifice has yet to be explored. So a key word in this subunit [Hebrews 9:16-28] is ’necessary’ (ananke, Hebrews 9:16; Hebrews 9:23). In the process of exploring this point, the author clearly underscored the measureless superiority of the sacrificial death of Christ." [Note:... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Hebrews 9:27-28

Because Jesus Christ died for our sins we do not need to fear condemnation after death (Hebrews 9:27; cf. Romans 8:1), but we can look forward to ultimate deliverance (i.e., glorification, Hebrews 9:28)."There is a finality about it [death] that is not to be disputed. But if it is the complete and final end to life on earth, it is not, as so many in the ancient world thought, the complete and final end. Death is more serious than that because it is followed by judgment. Men are accountable, and... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Hebrews 9:1-28

The New Covenant and the Sacrifice of ChristHebrews 9:1 to Hebrews 10:39. The writer now proceeds to elaborate in greater detail the contrast between the old covenant and the new. The old covenant had its tabernacle with furniture and elaborate ceremonial and continual series of sacrifices, culminating in the annual visit of the high priest to the inner chamber of the tabernacle with sacrificial blood. But these very ceremonies implied the impossibility of communion with God, and were unable to... read more

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