H E B R E W S.
The apostle, having declared the Old-Testament
dispensation antiquated and vanishing away, proceeds to let the
Hebrews see the correspondence there was between the Old Testament
and the New; and that whatever was excellent in the Old was typical
and representative of the New, which therefore must as far excel
the Old as the substance does the shadow. The Old Testament was
never intended to be rested in, but to prepare for the institutions
of the gospel. And here he treats, I. Of the tabernacle, the place
of worship, ver. 1-5. II.
Of the worship and services performed in the tabernacle, ver. 6, 7. III. He delivers the
spiritual sense and the main design of all, ver. 8, to the end.