Lane on Hebrews 2:14

William Lane comments on Hebrews 2:14’s reference to the devil and death:

“The representation of death as a henchman in the devil’s service and the threat of death as an instrument with which he bludgeons humanity into submission depend on the interpretation of Gen 3 in the tradition of the hellenistic synagogue: ‘God created man for incorruption, and made him in the image of his own eternity, but through the devil’s envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his party experience it’ (Wisdom 2:23-24)” – William Lane, Hebrews 1-8, WBC, 61.

Αυτω η δοξα,

Jason

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