The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible
Wherefore Jesus also…
In order to answer the type of
that he might sanctify the people with his own blood:
people" are meant the people who are the objects of divine love and
favour; a chosen and covenant people; a distinct and peculiar
people; Christ's own special people, by the gift of his Father to
him: and the sanctification of them does not design the internal
sanctification of them, though this is from Christ, and in
consequence of his blood; nor does it so much regard the cleansing
of the filth of sin, though Christ's blood sanctifies, in this
sense; but rather the expiation of the guilt of sin, which Christ
has fully took away; complete pardon being procured, and a perfect
righteousness brought in: and this by "his own blood"; the priests
sanctified, to the purifying of the flesh, with the blood of others,
with the blood of bulls and goats; but Christ with his own blood,
which he was, really, a partaker of; and his human nature, being in union
with his divine person, as the Son of God, it had a virtue in it, to
sanctify and cleanse from all sin, and to make full expiation of it;
in shedding of which, and sanctifying with it, he has shown great
love to his people: and, that he might do this agreeably to the
types of him on the day of atonement, he
suffered without the gate;
that is, of Jerusalem: the Syriac version
reads, "without the city"; meaning Jerusalem; which answered to the
camp of Israel, in the wilderness; without which, the bodies of
beasts were burnt, on the day of atonement: for so say F26 the Jews;
``as was the camp in the wilderness, so was the camp in
Jerusalem; from Jerusalem to the mountain of the house,
was the camp of Israel; from the mountain of the house to
the gate of Nicanor, was the camp of the Levites; and from
thence forward, the camp of the Shechinah, or the divine
and so Josephus F1 renders the phrase, without the camp, in
(Leviticus 16:27) by (en toiv proasteioiv) ; "in the suburbs"; that is,
of Jerusalem, where Christ suffered,
F26 T. Bab. Zebachim, fol. 116. 2. Bemidbar Rabba, sect. 7. fol. 188.
3. 4. Maimon. Beth Habbechira, c. 7. sect. 11.
F1 Antiqu. l. 3. c. 10. sect. 3.
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