Hebrews 1:1



“In the past God spoke”


The 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.


Job 26:11-14

“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

Deuteronomy 18:14-19


πολυμερως                 και       πολυτροπως             παλαι           ο θεος     λαλησας   τοις πατρασιν

who at sundry times   and      in divers manners    in time past      God        spake    unto the fathers



εν      τοις προφηταις    
by        the prophets




 “But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son”


επ εσχατου των ημερων τουτων ελαλησεν ημιν εν υιω



“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