Re: It's no joke!

From: gordon brown <>
Date: Tue Apr 12 2005 - 16:17:52 EDT

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005, Dick Fischer wrote:

> Vernon wrote:
> Again, those who prefer to read the Hebrew word 'eretz' as
> 'land' rather than 'planet earth' are faced with a problem
> raised by the Apostle Peter (2Pet.3:6) who speaks of "...the
> world that then was, being overflowed with water,
> perished..." Used in this context, the Greek word 'kosmos'
> appears to offer no alternative to 'world' or 'earth'. Peter,
> undoubtedly, believed the Flood to have been _global_ and, we
> infer, so did the Lord Jesus!
> Read Luke 2:1: "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a
> decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. In
> light of your interpretation of Peter, how would you interpret Luke? Or
> Paul? "... your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world" (Romans
> 1:8).

Luke 2:1 is not relevant here since its word for world is oikoumene.
Romans 1:8 is relevant, as is John 12:19.

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395
Received on Tue Apr 12 16:19:14 2005

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