Mediator of a new covenant

The Greek word for a mediator is used of Moses (Gal. 3:19). Mesitēs means one who stands between covenanting parties bringing them into fellowship or forming a channel of communication between them. Moses was the mediator of the old covenant law. Jesus came as the mediator of a new covenant that superseded the old and broken covenant.

Mediator of the covenant pictured in the Greek text of Hebrews 8:6

Mediator of the covenant in the Greek of Hebrews 8:6

Mediator of a new covenant in Greek:

Diathēkēs neas mesitēs (Heb. 12:24)

Diathēkēs kainēs mesitēs (Heb. 9:15)

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 1242, 3501b (neas), 2537 (kainēs), 3316

Bible references: Heb. 9:15; 12:24

For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. (Hebrews 9:15 NIV)

In Hebrews 8:6, the NASB wording suggests that “Mediator of a better covenant” is a name of Jesus. However, the Greek does not support it and the NIV wording is superior.

Elsewhere, Jesus is simply called the Mediator.