Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Character?

I've been speaking through Hebrews lately, and while studying it, there's one passage that really stood out to me. Hebrews 1:3, "He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and upholds the universe by the word of his power."

There's a few words that stand out here from the original text, that is: (1) radiance (ἀπαύγασμα, apaygasma)and (2) imprint (χαρακτήρ, charakter). I think it's really interesting that these two words only occur this one time in the Greek NT, and especially the 2nd word, that is used sometimes with an idea of "engraving" or "imprinting" something, and in this case, it's of Christ's exact representation of God's being. That Jesus Christ is not half a step below in the Godhead, but he is himself God!


What do you guys think?

5 comments:

Ben said...
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Ben said...

fudge ernmo and daisuke!

Janice said...

hahaha they all look alike!!! i'm gonna email you something right now tho... that is probably worthy of adding to this post. it's crazy!

J. Suizzle said...

hahahaha
im kinda sad you left me out...
but happy because i am like no other. :D
im glad your studying hard.
hahahahaha

C. Lim said...

how about Mike and the gray snood.