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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