Wandering Through Hebrews 5:7 - Jesus’ Loud Cries and Tears
So also Christ did not glorify in himself in becoming a high priest… In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
Hebrews 5:5a and 7, NRSV
The book of Hebrews emphasizes Jesus’ humanity more than any other book in the New Testament. The alternating divine/human language about Christ can be perplexing at times, since the author weaves back and forth between the two in the same breath. The epistle (and thus, Christianity) poses a perplexing paradox:
Why does God have to be human to save humanity?