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Reply To: Analyze one of the supplementary Bible passages in light of the course content. Do you see evidence of the Hebraic map? Did anything about the passage surprise you? Was there any part of the passage that stuck out to you in particular?

Victoria Evans

The Hebraic Map in Scripture
Throughout 1 Peter 1, elements of the Hebraic map and tradition are evident. Lesson 2 discusses how Jesus and His disciples described faith as being a path that led to the Kingdom of God. The theme of enduring suffering to reach a worthwhile end is presented in 1 Peter 1:5 where the author discusses “a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time” (HCSB, 2011, 1 Pet. 1:5). This verse is also consistent with the Hebraic view of history where things are described in terms of time and space along with having a beginning, middle, and end. The Hebraic map understands humans to be beings that exist as both body and spirit allowing for interactions with God. In 1 Peter 1:11, the author discusses “the Spirit of Christ within them” and later describes the Holy Spirit interacting with those who preached the Gospel (HCSB, 2011, 1 Pet. 1:11-12). After learning about the Hebraic map, I noticed how this passage places believers as active members in a story that began with Jesus before the creation of the world and will conclude with Jesus when He returns. This offers a glimpse into the intentionality and wisdom God has in His relationship with humanity and design for the universe.