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

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Sat Jul 12 2008 - 17:44:09 EDT

On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, George Murphy 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.)
>

The commentators generally seem to believe that the time references in
Hosea 6:2 indicate that the event referred to will take place in a short
time. Somewhat similar phraseology is found in Luke 13:32. Hosea 6:2 has
been cited as a counterexample to the bizarre YEC claim that yom with an
ordinal number must mean 24 hours.

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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