Hebrews 12:22

But (alla). Sharp contrast to verse Deuteronomy 18 with same form proselhluqate. Unto Mount Zion (Siwn orei). Dative case of oro, as with the other substantives. In contrast to Mount Sinai (verses Deuteronomy 18-21 ). Paul has contrasted Mount Sinai (present Jerusalem) with the Jerusalem above (heaven) in Galatians 4:21-31 . City (polei). As in Hebrews 11:10 Hebrews 11:16 . Heaven is termed thus a spiritual mountain and city. The heavenly Jerusalem (Ierousalem epouraniwi). See Hebrews 11:10 Hebrews 11:16 ; Isaiah 60:14 . Innumerable hosts of angels (muriasin aggelwn). "Myriads of angels." Muria is an old word (from murio, 1 Corinthians 4:15 ) as in Luke 12:1 .