Re: Pharaoh and his hardened heart

From: Dick Fischer <dickfischer@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 01:46:40 EDT

Dennis wrote:

It is paradox, or more precisely, antinomy, that reveals limits to logic. The Apostle Paul referred to an antinomy, a statement of a Cretan (Titus 1:12): Cretans are all liars, etc. Of course, "all Cretans" includes the Cretan who uttered the statement. Consequently, the statement must be false. But if it is not true, then Epimenides (the most likely Cretan to have said this) might have told the truth. Yet, if true, then the statement could not be true.

In typical Jewish-speak "always" comes closer to "usually." So it can be a true statement knowing the manner of speech. In other words, a 90% liar always lies. It's a fun mental exercise though.

Dick Fischer - Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
www.genesisproclaimed.org
Received on Sat May 15 01:47:11 2004

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