Another thing which has to be taken into account when reading Heb 9 is that references to the body of Christ and the blood of Christ are interchangeable. Heb 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all....29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? What sanctifies us? The body...err, the blood. Much simpler and more consistent to see references to Christ's blood as references not to the literal physical blood but as references to the sacrificial nature of Christ's death.