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Hebrews 9:1-28

Hebrews 9:1-5:

9:1Therefore indeed the first (covenant) used-to-have righteous-actions of rendering-service and the Holy-place (used-to-be) worldly – .2for a tent was fully-prepared, the first (tent) in which (were) both the lamp-stand and the table and the show-breads, the-one-which is said (as) “Holies”; .3but after the second veil a tent, the (tent) being said (as) “Holies of Holies” .4having a golden incense-altar and the ark of the covenant having been covered-around2 from-every-side with gold in which (were) the golden jar having the manna and the rod of Aaron, the (rod) having sprouted, and the tablets of the covenant, .5but super-above it Cherubim of glory shadowing-down-on the propitiatory(-place) concerning which (Cherubim) it is not now to say particularly.

Following-on logically from what was just written (refer to Hebrews ‘chapter 8’) indeed the first covenant during a past time had righteous (just) actions of rendering-service (the performance of service to God) and the Holy-place was pertaining to the world (the ordered arrangement that has been thrown-down, see Hebrews 4:3).

A description of that worldly Holy-place (the area that God sanctified, set apart for the righteous actions of rendering service relative to the first covenant) is as follows:

A tent was fully-prepared (a covering or sheltering structure was made ready, as putting an implement, vessel, utensil down in the correct position so it is prepared for its appropriate use).

It is interesting to note the following types (patterns):

The Holy Place during Old Covenant times

The word translated "covenant" refers to a binding agreement. It is used for the Hebrew word that basically means "to cut" because living animals were killed and sometimes cut in two shedding their blood in preparation of and showing agreement with making the covenant – either conditionally between two parties whereby both parties would walk between the killed victims confirming the covenant and demonstrating that each party bound himself to complete his commitments, and that he was worthy of death if he did not keep his side of the covenant – or unconditionally as by God with Abraham recorded in Genesis 15, the obligation being on God to fulfill this covenant. See also Genesis chapter 17; Jeremiah 34:18-20; Acts 3:25; Galatians 3:15-18, and Hebrews 6:13-15, and 12:24. A covenant does not always involve a sacrifice but may be demonstrated by a sign, e.g. Genesis 9:9-17.

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