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Mar
2
comment Where did Samuel come from when he was summoned by the Medium of En-dor?
It is the land of shadow where all the departed souls go. It is analogous to the Greek conception of Hades (the Septuagint simply substitutes the word "Hades" for "Sheol"). It was initially a place where all went and was separated in Second Temple Judaism into two parts, one for the righteous and one for sinners. Hence NT references to the Bosom of Abraham as in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus.
Mar
2
comment Where did Samuel come from when he was summoned by the Medium of En-dor?
"The Tanakh has nothing specific to say about what happens to people after they die." Doesn't this statement sort of fly in the face of the idea of Sheol littered throughout the Hebrew Scriptures as the place of the dead?
Feb
29
comment What led to the division of Ezra-Nehemiah?
Thanks. :) I can't recommend that podcast enough. It is Orthodox in perspective but she speaks broadly enough so that anyone can appreciate it.
Feb
28
comment What led to the division of Ezra-Nehemiah?
I figured as much. I'll see if I can make time to listen to them today. The problem is that, as much as I love it, Dr. Constantinou's show is a bit disorganized.