There are no “Testaments” in the bible. Today we are under the misbelief that there is an Old Testament an a New Testament. We think the New Testament scriptures are what the apostles taught from were new, but this is not true. All of what we call the New Testament was teaching from what we call the Old Testament. There is but One Word from the beginning, an unveiling of the Truth that has always existed.
The reoccurring error stems from a Latin Vulgate translation in 382 C.E. by early assembly writer, Jerome. Translating poorly, from a Latin Vulgate he came up with the Latin word, testamentum from the Greek word, diatheke which all came from the Hebrew word brit. The proper English word here should be covenant. This error has been translated into every known language from the English word, testament. It is a translation error.
This mis-translated word from Jerome, testamentum, was used in translating Hebrews 8:8-9 which quotes Jeremiah 31: 31-33 which says, “Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they broke, although I was a husband to them, says Yahweh. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahweh: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
The book of Hebrews is comparing the current covenant with the new covenant prophesied in Jeremiah 31. The comparison starts in Hebrews 6:20 and continues until Hebrews 10:39. Hebrews teaches the superiority of the Melchizedek priesthood in which Yeshua serves as high priest, in comparison to the Aaronic priesthood of the covenant.
The “covenant” change is a change in the priesthood, between earthly servants of the Aaronic priesthood to the heavenly One, Yeshua, who administrates the heavenly priesthood of Melchizedek.
This has nothing to do with the Tanak vs. the the Apostolic scriptures which we have been taught. This comparison also has nothing to do with negating the Torah in favor of a new “testament” as Yeshua said in Mat 5:17-19 “Don’t think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill. For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the Torah, until all things are accomplished. Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
I looked around today and the heavens and the earth are still with us. The Torah and Prophets did not pass away. Yes, the Book of Hebrews is clearly comparing the earthly priesthood of Aaron to the new covenant priesthood of Melchizedek administered by Yeshua.
-The Tabernacle of David leadership team, via our Facebook page