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Jesus Christ, Our Great High Priest

An Exegetical Paper on Hebrews 4:15-5:10


This paper aims to present Jesus Christ as our merciful high priest who is eager and able to help His own in times of great need. Since the exposition of the priesthood of Christ is heavily concentrated in the book of Hebrews, this paper will focus on the exegesis of Hebrews 4:15-5:10, where Jesus is beautifully portrayed as the sympathetic and sinless high priest of those who belong to Him by virtue of faith in Him. In this passage we will see that we who are united with Christ by faith are exhorted to 'draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need' (Heb. 4:16).

In this paper we will first of all explore on the pertinent historical context and literary genre of the book, including the literary context of the text. Then, we will seek to explain the meaning of the passage in its context, observing its structure, summarizing the author's idea verse by verse or section …