Posts from April 2021

Hebrews 12b – A Hidden Allusion in Hebrews

Hebrews is a book well-known for its many overt quotations of the Old Testament.  Usually the author announces such references with explicit lead-in statements like, “he said” or “it has been testified somewhere.”  They usually aren’t hard to miss! Occasionally, though, with someone as saturated in OT thought as the Preacher in Hebrews, allusions can slip by almost unnoticed.  In Hebrews 12:12-13, the Preacher writes, “Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for…