Having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:4
Inheritance: to be an heir to (literally or figuratively)
Name: the manifestation or revelation of someone's character, i.e. as distinguishing them from all others; a name is inseparable from the person to whom it belongs, i.e. it is something of his essence. (HelpsBible.com)
Being made so much better - Being exalted so much above the angels. The word “better” here does not refer to moral character, but to exaltation of rank. As Mediator; as the Son of God in our nature, he is exalted far above the angels. (Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible)
A more excellent name - To wit, the name Son. It is a more honorable and exalted name than has ever been bestowed on them. It involves more exalted privileges, and entitles him on whom it is bestowed to higher respect and honor than any name ever bestowed on them. (Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible)
For to which of the angels did He ever say: “You are My Son, today I have begotten You”? And again: “I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son”? Hebrews 1:5
Son: properly, a son (by birth or adoption); highlights the (legal) right to the Father's inheritance
Some thoughts on Hebrews, as I read through the book to prepare my heart for Pastor's sermon.
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