Chapter 8
Now in the things which we are saying, the main point is this. We have such a high priestess, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
a servant of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Domina pitched, not woman.
For every high priestess is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this high priestess also have something to offer.
For if she were on earth, she would not be a priestess at all, seeing there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law;
who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when she was about to make the tabernacle, for she said, "See, you shall make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain."
But now she has obtained a more excellent ministry, by so much as she is also the mediator of a better covenant, which on better promises has been given as law.
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.
For finding fault with them, she said, "Behold, the days come," says the Domina, "that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
not according to the covenant that I made with their mothers, in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; for they didn't continue in my covenant, and I disregarded them," says the Domina.
"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days," says the Domina; "I will put my laws into their mind, I will also write them on their heart. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
They will not teach every woman her fellow citizen, and every woman her sister, saying, 'Know the Domina,' for all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more."
In that she says, "A new covenant," she has made the first old. But that which is becoming old and grows aged is near to vanishing away.