Hebrews 5

To keep things straight you need to go back a few verses to see the context of chapter 5. So let’s go back to 4:14.
Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
The Greek reads somewhat different than KJV
It reads he passed through the heavens. Heaven due mostly to religious teaching is really not understood here is how Strong’s concordance defines it:
Definition: heaven, (a) the visible heavens: the atmosphere, the sky, the starry heavens, (b) the spiritual heavens.

Heaven is anyplace above the earth.  Most people at the time thought the earth was flat. They could only go by what they saw a flat horizon heaven above sheol, underworld, grave, hell, pit below. Sheol is the kingdom of the grave the rest is Greek paganism which seeped into the word many places. God has to work with us from where we are currently. When we got saved we didn’t have perfect knowledge dropped on us. It has…

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Hebrews 4

From the REV  Hebrews 4:1-5 1The promise of entering his rest still remains open. Let us fear, therefore, lest any of you fails to reach it. 2For indeed we have had Good News told to us, even as they also did, but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not combined with trust in those who heard 3(for we who have believed enter into that rest), just as he has said, as I swore in my wrath, “They will not enter into my rest,” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he spoke somewhere of the seventh day like this: And God rested on the seventh day from all his works, 5 and in this place again, They will not enter into my rest.
The promise of entering his rest still remains open. Let us fear, therefore, lest any of you fails to reach it.

“lest any of you fails to reach it.” The Greek text has the word dokeō (#1380 δοκέω), which can mean to seem, to think, to suppose, etc. This causes more literal versions such as the KJV to say things such as:…

The Woman At The Well

Believe it or not there are many cultural things happening during the encounter between the woman and the Lord. John 4:1 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 4Now he had to go through Samaria.
As you can see from the map below the most direct route from Judea to Galilee is through Samaria. Not everything Jesus did was revelation he also used common sense.

5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
The word translated by the well can and should be translated upon, Jesus sat down on the well. Mainly because he was tired you try tromping around Israel you might get tired to.
Now why does it mention that it was noon you may wo…