RE: Exegesis or Eisegesis?

From: Vince Calhoun (vcalhoun@jhu.edu)
Date: Thu Dec 27 2001 - 10:31:10 EST

  • Next message: george murphy: "Re: Exegesis or Eisegesis?"

    I could be wrong, but you appear to be equating "descendant from Adam"
    and "Israel". Forgive my naivety, but I'm not familiar with this
    viewpoint. What about the descendants of Ismael then?
     
    VDC

    -----Original Message-----
    From: asa-owner@udomo5.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@udomo5.calvin.edu]
    On Behalf Of Dick Fischer
    Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 6:25 PM
    To: asa@calvin.edu
    Subject: Re: Exegesis or Eisegesis?

    Peter Ruest wrote:

    > Doesn't Scripture
    > tell us He creates [bara'] individual human beings (Is. 43:7), who are
    > fathered and borne by natural procreation?

    The "bara" you refer to pertains to "Israel" (Isa. 43:1), descendant
    from
    Adam, who was created (bara) in "the image of God." Generic human
    beings, outside of Israel, not descendant from Adam, are not included
    in this verse. This has been the tendency for Christian apologists,
    extending to all of humanity what was written for only one nation.

    Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution - <http://www.orisol.com/>
    www.orisol.com
    "The answer we should have known about 150 years ago"



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