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Christ is the same substance/essence (hypostasis) as the Father (Hebrews 1:3)

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Hebrews 1:3

 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. (NASB, the underlined is mine)


   a. Concerning "the exact representation" (charaktēr)
     1. J. P. Louw and Eugene Nida: a representation as an exact reproduction of a particular form or structure - 'exact representation.' 'who is the reflection of his glory and the exact representation of his being' He 1.3 (Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains, charaktēr, 58:62, page 592).
     2. W. E. Vine: In the N.T. it is used metaphorically in Heb. 1:3, of the Son of God as "the very image (marg., 'the impress') of His substance," R.V. The phrase expresses the fact that the Son "is both personally distinct from, and yet literally equal to, Him of whose essence He is the adequate imprint" (Liddon). The Son of God is not merely his image (His charaktēr), He is the image or impress of His substance, or essence (Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, Image, page 577).


   b. Concerning "nature" (hypostasis)
     1. BDAG (3rd Edition): a(n) exact representation of (God's) real being (i.e. as one who is in charge of the universe) Hb 1:3 (hypostasis, page 1040).
     2. TDNT: Here hypostasis is parallel to doxa. Both words are obviously describing God's essence (8:585, hypostasis, Koster).
     3. J. P. Louw Louw and Eugene Nida: the essential or basic nature of an entity - 'substance, nature, essence, real being.' 'who is...the exact representation of his real being' or '...nature' He 1.3 (Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament: Based on Semantic Domains, hypostasis, 58:1, page 586).
     4. Joseph Thayer: the substantial quality, nature, of any pers. or thing: Heb. 1:3 (Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, hypostasis, page 645).
     

David L. Allen: The Son is "the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being." Each word pulsates with deity...The Council of Nicaea said, regarding the relationship of the Son to the Father in reference to the Son's essential deity, that Jesus is "light from light." The preincarnate Christ shared in the divine glory because he is "God of very God"; the incarnate Christ reveals the divine glory because he is the embodied revelation of God's essential glory (The New American Commentary: Hebrews, page 116, 119).

 

 In addition to the evidence presented in Hebrews 1:3 we also see from the same chapter that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Creator (1:2), the proper recipient of worship that is due unto God alone (1:6), He is referred to as "God" by the Father (1:8) and the "Lord" (YHWH) of Psalm 102:25 (LXX) is applied unto Him (1:10).

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