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Greater Lawgiver

In Matthew’s gospel, the life and deeds of Jesus echo key events in the history of Israel, not that he reenacts them, but instead, he brings what God began in the past to fruition in the kingdom of God. The Nazarene is the Greater Lawgiver foreshadowed in the story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt.

Son Surpasses Moses

The letter to the  Hebrews  next demonstrates the superiority of the sonly word by comparing it to Moses. Implicit in its argument is the priority of the “ word spoken in the Son ” over even the Mosaic legislation, and at this point in the letter, the comparison is most appropriate. Moses certainly was the Great Lawgiver and the greatest of the prophets. Nevertheless, Jesus surpasses even him in status and glory.