Differences Between Jesus and the Levitical High Priests
|Reference||Difference||Levitical High Priests||Jesus the High Priest|
|7:23-24||quantity||many priests||only one priest|
|7:23-24; 9:12||duration||temporary||permanent, eternal|
|7:27; 9:12||frequency||sacrificed daily||sacrificed once for all|
|7:26-27||quality||sinful sinners||holy, innocent, unstained|
|7:26-27||focus||offered sacrifices also for themselves||offered sacrifices only for others|
|7:27; 9:11-14||object||offered sacrificial animals||offered up himself|
|9:11-12||sphere||entered a man-made tent||entered a greater and more perfect tent|
|9:11-12||means||entered by means of the blood of goats and calves||entered by means of his own blood|
23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.