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AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
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INTRODUCTION VOLUME This Edition of THE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN first published by Johnstone & Hunter, 1855 CONTENTS PART 4. CONCERNING THE SACERDOTAL OFFICE OF CHRIST 25. - The office of priesthood 26. - Of the origin of the priesthood of Christ 27. - The original of the priesthood of Christ in the counsel of God 28. - Federal transactions between the Father and the Son 29. - The necessity of the priesthood of Christ on the supposition of sin and grace 30. - The necessity of the priesthood of Christ on the supposition of sin and grace 31. - The nature of the priesthood of Christ 32. - The nature of the priesthood of Christ 33. - Of the acts of the priesthood of Christ, their object, with the time and place of its exercise 34. - Prefigurations of the priesthood and sacrifice of Christ PART 5. CONCERNING A DAY OF SACRED REST 1. - Differences concerning a day of sacred rest - Principles directing to the observance of it - The name of the day considered 2. - Of the original of the Sabbath 3.- Of the causes of the Sabbath 4. - Of the Judaical Sabbath 5. - Of the Lordís Day 6. - The practical observance of the Lordís Day SUMMARY OF OBSERVATIONS DRAWN FROM THE EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE Chapters 1., 2. Pre-eminent dignity of Christ, both absolutely and comparatively Ė His superiority to angels Chapters 3., 4:1-13 Christís superiority to Moses, the agent in founding the old dispensation Chapters 4:14-16, 5-8 Superiority of Christ as priest to the Levitical priesthood, from the analogy of his office with that of Melchisedec, and other considerations Chapters 9., 10:1-18 Superiority of Christís priesthood from the superior value of his sacrifice Chapters 10.19-39, 11. The obligation, advantage, and necessity of steadfast adherence to the gospel inferred and urged from the preceding doctrines, and from the triumphs of faith as exemplified by the saints Chapters 12., 13. Exhortations to perseverance in all Christian duty