Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hebrews 9:3-4 and Luke 1:30-33 – Ark of the Covenant

Hebrews 9:3-4 and Luke 1:30-33 – Ark of the Covenant
Hebrews 9:3-4
[3] Behind the second veil was the tabernacle called the Holy of Holies,
[4] in which were the gold altar of incense 4 and the ark of the covenant entirely covered with gold. In it were the gold jar containing the manna, the staff of Aaron that had sprouted, and the tablets of the covenant.

Luke 1:30-33
[30] And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
[31] And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
[32] He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
[33] and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end."

Some parallels seen in the above two passages - taken from Steve Ray’s article about the Ark of the Covenant.
• “Here we have the law of God inscribed on stone, but in the womb of Mary we have the word of God in flesh, a person.
• “Here we have the urn of manna, which was the manna come down from heaven that if we ate of it we would still die, but in Mary’s womb is the Bread of Life come down from heaven, that if we eat of it we will never die.
• “And here we have the rod of Aaron, which budded to prove the true priesthood, but in Mary’s womb, is the true priest.

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