Answers – To Difficult Questions (Hebrews) Select A Study: Heb. 1:3 – Doesn’t the author of Hebrews claim that Jesus is spiritually fulfilling the Davidic covenant, because he is currently sitting on a throne in heaven? Heb. 1:5 – Why does the author of Hebrews quote Psalm 2:7? Also, was Jesus “begotten” in the sense of being a created being? Heb. 1:8 – Does Psalm 45:6 refer to Jesus or to Yahweh? Heb. 2:2 – What is the word spoken through angels? Heb. 2:6-8 – Why does the author cite Psalm 8:4-6? Heb 2:10 – If Jesus was already perfect, how could He be made perfect through suffering? Heb. 2:13 – Why does the author quote Isaiah 8:17-18? Heb 2:14 – Does the devil have the power of death or does God? Heb 2:17–18 – Was it possible for Christ to have sinned? Heb. 3:3-4 – What is “the house” mentioned here? Heb. 3:6, 14 – Does this passage make our salvation conditional on endurance? Heb. 3:7-4:11 – What is “the rest” mentioned here? Heb. 4:15 – How could Jesus be tempted? Heb. 5:1-6; 7:1-28 – Does Melchizedek foreshadow the work of Christ as high priest? Heb 5:7 – Did Christ have flesh only before His resurrection? Heb 5:7 – Did Christ shrink from death or face it courageously? Heb. 5:8-9 – Was Jesus imperfect or incomplete? Heb. 6:1-9 – Does this passage threaten eternal security? Heb 6:4–6 – Does this passage teach that it is possible for Christians to lose their salvation? Heb 7:3 – Does this verse support reincarnation? Heb 7:9-10 – Do these verses indicate that an embryo is merely a potential human being, not an actual human person? Heb 7:19 – Was the Law of Moses perfect or imperfect? Heb 8:1 – Is Jesus our priest or our sacrifice? Heb. 8:13 – Is the author of Hebrews claiming that the Church fulfilled this promise to Israel? Heb 9:3–4 – Was the altar of incense in the Holy Place or in the Most Holy Place behind the veil? Heb 9:4 – Were there three things in the ark or only the tables of stone? Heb. 9:22 – Was blood sacrifice really necessary? Heb. 10:5 – Does the author of Hebrews twist Scripture? Heb 10:6–7 – How can we explain the distorted quotation of Psalm 40? Heb10:26-32 – Does this passage teach that we can lose our salvation from willful sin? Heb 11:5 – Did anyone ascend into heaven before Jesus or not? Heb 11:8 – Did Abraham know where he was going when he left his homeland to follow God? Heb 11:7 – How many children did Abraham have, one or two? Heb 11:21 – Is there a discrepancy regarding the death of Jacob? Heb 11:21 – Did Jacob worship at the head of the bed or leaning on a staff? Heb 11:32 – Should some of the men listed in this “hall of faith” really be included? Heb 12:14 – Will we go to hell if we are not sanctified by God? Heb 12:15-17 – Did Esau lose his salvation? Heb 12:17—Why couldn’t Esau repent if he sought it with tears?