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by MrMacSon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How many times does Jesus get in a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: How many times does Jesus get in a boat?

Isaiah 8:23 of Hebrew texts = Isaiah 9:1 of non-Hebrew texts. Beyond 8:23-91 / 9:1-9:2 (NIV) - . Isaiah 9 of non-Hebrew texts 1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future He will ho...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How many times does Jesus get in a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: How many times does Jesus get in a boat?

A few passages in the LXX refer to Galilee as being inhabited by Gentiles. Isaiah 8.23 - 9.6 and Ezekiel 47.1-12 depict Galilee 'of the Gentiles' as specifically appointed to receive salvation in the messianic age and, further, as a place which will be one of the first to experience God's deliveranc...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How many times does Jesus get in a boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: How many times does Jesus get in a boat?

Several scholars have seen echoes of the OT and the chaotic sea motif (Genesis 1, Job, the Psalms, etc) in the story of Jesus stilling the storm. In particular see Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, “The Jesus of Mark and the Sea of Galilee”, JBL 103/3 (1984), pp. 363-377. She sees the influence of Psalm 1...
by MrMacSon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 35
Views: 840

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

Hebrews 12 starts 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For ...
by MrMacSon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 35
Views: 840

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

Hebrews 11 is all a tour through Hebrew history before finishing

9 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

by MrMacSon
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 35
Views: 840

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

Then in Hebrews 10 - 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. 15 The Holy...
by MrMacSon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 35
Views: 840

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

Hebrews 9 starts talking about the old covenant, the tabernacle set up, eg. the rooms, etc.. Then . 11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here [alt: are to come], he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that...
by MrMacSon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 35
Views: 840

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

Hebrews 6 starts - . 1 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, 2 instruction about cleansing rites [baptism], the laying on of hands, the res...
by MrMacSon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On the Epistle to the Hebrews
Replies: 35
Views: 840

Re: On the Epistle to the Hebrews

So, Hebrews 1 is about The Son Hebrews 1 opens with (1) reference to the prophets, (2) these last days, then Creation, (3) "The Son [who] is the radiance of God's glory ... [who somehow unspecified] had provided purification for sins". and (4) reference to the "the name he has inherited" - . 1 In th...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What was the original logic behind Jesus's death?
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: What was the original logic behind Jesus's death?

One explanation i've heard is that jesus was the perfect sacrifice to end all sacrifices, therefore negating the need for the temple cult in jerusalem. I think that notion or proposition is likely to have been attractive to many Jews, though I think Jews well away from the temple were already using...