Can you elaborate on the meaning of Hebrews 5:7?
Hebrews 5:7: “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared.”
Based on the context, this passage is likely referring to Yahshua leading up to His execution. From the evangels we find evidence of Yahshua praying to the Father hours prior to His death, e.g. John 17:1-26. In one instance, Yahshua’s agony was so great that he sweated drops of blood, Luke 22:44. His fear was not only due to the horrific torture that He would suffer by the hands of the Romans, but also the inevitable separation from His Father. This can be seen in Matthew 27:46, when Yahshua cried out, “My El, my El, why have you forsaken me?”. When Yahshua took upon Himself the sins of mankind, Yahweh could no longer look upon His Son. At this moment, He was all alone and weighed down with the sins of mankind and separated from His Father.
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