New Defender's Study Bible Notes
5:1 high priest. The high priest in Israel had, supposedly, three qualifications. He was “taken from among men,” must “have compassion” (Hebrews 5:2), and be “called of God” (Hebrews 5:4).
5:1 gifts and sacrifices. The “gifts” offered were for thanksgiving; the sacrifices were for repentance, to seek forgiveness.