Greater glory (2 Cor. 3:10)

“What once had glory

Has lost its glory

Because of the greater glory.”

καὶ γὰρ οὐ δεδόξασται τὸ δεδοξασμένον ἐν τούτῳ τῷ μέρει εἵνεκεν τῆς ὑπερβαλλούσης δόξης.

Paul said that what once had glory (καὶ γὰρ οὐ δεδόξασται) has lost its glory (τὸ δεδοξασμένον ἐν τούτῳ τῷ μέρει) because of the greater or transcending glory (εἵνεκεν τῆς ὑπερβαλλούσης δόξης).  Only the Pauline letters used this word ὑπερβαλλούσης, that means to throw over or beyond, to run beyond, surpass, excel, exceed, or transcend.  Paul clearly stated that the glory of the Mosaic law had been lost because of the transcending glory of Jesus Christ.  There was glory with the Mosaic law, but nothing compared to the greater glory of Jesus Christ.  In any comparison between Moses and Jesus, Jesus always wins.  Do you appreciate the concept of glory?

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