“In the past God spoke”
book of Hebrews is about the fact that God has spoken.
If God had not spoken we would be left to a minimum revelation from nature and our own human thoughts and imaginations.
“By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him!
Who then can understand the thunder of his power?”
Romans 1:18-21 refers to general revelation
“to our forefathers through the prophets and many times and in various ways”
Then God spoke the Old Covenant to the Jews which was more revelation but still
just a shadow
1) Colossians 2:17
2) Hebrews 8:5
3) Hebrews 10:1
Moses told of another prophet that was to come that was like Moses in
“But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son”
“in these last days” is:
“ep escatou twn ‘hmerwn toutwn”
In the last days of these
This phrase was also used in the Septuagint to translate a reference to the days when a prophecy is fulfilled.
The Hebrew phrase is “be’aherith hayyamim” and means “in the end of the days”
0 It is used in these OT verses
a) Jacob’s prophecy in Gen. 49:1
b) Balaam’s prophecy in Num. 24:14
c) Deut. 4:30
d) Deut 31:29
e) Isaiah 2:2
f) Jer. 23:20
g) Jer. 30:24
h) Jer. 48:27
i) Jer. 49:39
j) Ezek. 38:16
k) Daniell 10:14
l) Hos. 3:5
m) Micah 4:1