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

From: William Hamilton <willeugenehamilton@gmail.com>
Date: Sat Jul 12 2008 - 12:32:25 EDT

Yeah, you're right, George. 20/20 hindsight ...

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 10:50 AM, George Murphy <GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com>
wrote:

> 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
> http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/ <http://web.raex.com/%7Egmurphy/>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* William Hamilton <willeugenehamilton@gmail.com>
> *To:* Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
> *Cc:* AmericanScientificAffiliation <asa@calvin.edu>
> *Sent:* Saturday, July 12, 2008 10:29 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [asa] Tablet ignites debate on messiah and resurrection
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>
>
> 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 *day*s he will
> revive us; on the *third* *day* he will restore us, that we may live in
> his presence.
>
>>
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