Re: [asa] Tablet ignites debate on messiah and resurrection

From: George Murphy <GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com>
Date: Sat Jul 12 2008 - 10:50:03 EDT

When Christians read Hosea 6:2 in the light of Easter they see it as a statement about the resurrection. But simply heard on its own terms - as it would have been by Hosea's contemporaries in the mid 8th century B.C. - it's very unlikely that it would have conveyed to them anything like that. Note that in Luke 24:45 the risen Christ had to "open the minds" of the disciples so that they could understand the scriptures. (Cf. also v.27.)

Shalom
George
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  From: William Hamilton
  To: Alexanian, Moorad
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  Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 10:29 AM
  Subject: Re: [asa] Tablet ignites debate on messiah and resurrection

  On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu> wrote:

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/07/05/africa/06stone.php

    Tablet ignites debate on messiah and resurrection
    By Ethan Bronner

    Saturday, July 5, 2008

    [snip]

    He says further that such a suffering messiah is very different from the traditional Jewish image of the messiah as a triumphal, powerful descendant of King David.

    "This should shake our basic view of Christianity," he said as he sat in his office of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem where he is a senior fellow in addition to being the Yehezkel Kaufman Professor of Biblical Studies at Hebrew University. "Resurrection after three days becomes a motif developed before Jesus, which runs contrary to nearly all scholarship. What happens in the New Testament was adopted by Jesus and his followers based on an earlier messiah story."

  He seems to have forgotten about Hosea 6:2: After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.

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