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comment How does the act of “foot washing” lead to the act of “sexual intercourse”?
I don't think it is enjoyable to have sex while your feet (and thighs) are all soiled with dirt, mud and the blood of people you have killed.
Dec
15
comment Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus hate their deeds?
Nicolaitans sounds like modern day prosperity victory gospel. Nico = victory. I am picturing the TVangelists yelling "victory" and "prosperity" as the requisite evidence of being "in the presence of lord".
Dec
15
comment Is the Wisemann hypothesis credible or not?
I am now feeling very insecure and defective because the person who asked this question is projecting some funny terms and terminology about which I have not got any idea, and that I am excluded from the exclusive club of people who understand what this question is all about.
Oct
31
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
All the five is about the text and directed at the text, as far as Jewish understanding is concerned.
Oct
31
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
I asked the question because, I need to know the specific views of both Jews and Christians. So now I have a much better understanding of the Christian arg on this passage. Obviously, ethically, I cannot choose a best answer, unless I could choose two answers, because I would choose the best Jewish answer simply because I see the Christian argument of sub-planting Jews as claimable even by Islam, black-hebrewism, gaelic-israelism, or any tomdickorharry. My ulterior is to understand the Christian arg amap in order to craft my explanation to Jews who had fallen prey to Christianity.
Oct
31
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
I upvoted both Jewish and Christian answers that are well thought out and has scriptural basis. Christians who often downvote good Jewish answers should follow my example.
Oct
31
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
Why can't we accept a new proclamation of the same old law?
Oct
31
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
The proposal of a new law is a bit of a stretch. Should we accept Islam as a new law? Why not accept Qabalah as the new law? Why not accept Talmud as the new law?
Oct
31
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
This very deceitful - to say that "yes Jews are still the chosen, as long as ... you believe in Jesus" That is completely replacement theology pretending not to be replacement theology.
Oct
31
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
But they did not worship or accepted Jesus, nor did they invalidate the Torah, nor did they have a new set of contradictory laws that *supersedes but does not supersede the Torah. They did not have an unfamiliar god that demands Jews to bow down and worship him or else be banished to eternal hell. Christianity demands to be the ONLY valid "jewish" sect, in which case even Islam demands to be the ONLY valid "jewish" sect that replaces Jews and Christians. And then followed by the Mormons. Should we then accept every new sect coming along claiming to be the ONLY valid "jews"?
Oct
30
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
What I meant is, you need not be Jewish, but should look at the answer from a Jewish scholar's perspective. And you have to ask yourself whether you are able to avoid making an indictment of Jewish theology. Whether your downvote is part of an indictment of Jewish theology.
Oct
30
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
It is very brutal to downvote an answer simply because it does not agree with your ideology. I asked for Christian and Jewish view points, so that when someone gives a valid Jewish view, you should not downvote it unless you are Jewish, and have no affiliation to Christianity.
Oct
29
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
Being proselytes/converts towards full Torah observance is different. There are too many people who claim they become part of Israel because they are Christians, and are therefore "Jews". Which is one of the reasons, excuse and strategy Christians use to exterminate/disenfranchise/relieve Jews. So that there are 2.2 billion Christians who call themselves the "true" Jews. and another 1.1 billion Muslims who call themselves the final inheritors of Israel. Where and when will all these word games end? I think it is horrid idea to equate Christians as converts to Jews/Israel.
Oct
29
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
Richard, could you tell which exact passage(s) in Torah?
Oct
26
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
"This was by way of Oral traditions which were so restrictive that one trying to follow them literally could not follow written Torah." That is the opinion of certain Christians. Making such a statement is an unfriendly indictment of Jewish laws.
Oct
26
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
Without a provision of "grafting" or an equivalent wording ever being mentioned in the Jewish part of the Bible, don't you think it justifies someone willy-nilly writing an appendix to the deed of my house and then abruptly claiming ownership of my house? Because Islam itself make similar claims of superseding Jews and Christianity. Which means any religion could willy-nilly write an appendix to the Bible and claim to be part of Israel.
Oct
26
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
Are you saying that the Christian part of the Bible is in conflict with the Jewish part of the Bible? Because the Jeremiah 31 clearly says the new covenant is for Jews/Israel only. Even if you are "grafted", can Christians consider themselves Jews/Israel? I have not come across any "grafting" provision in the Jewish part of the Bible.
Oct
26
comment What is the new covenant made with Jews/Israel in Jeremiah 31:31
Which means you have to depend on the Christian documents to reach your conclusions. Such that for us who depend on the Hebrew part of the Bible alone would not be able to reach your conclusion, and will conclude that the new covenant is for Jews only. And if consider the Christian documents, we would merely conclude that the Christian documents are in conflict with the Jewish documents.
Oct
26
comment Psalms 46 - Be still or relax?
I found 20 other instances in the forms הרף הרפה רפה תרף . All of them easily carries them meaning, relax, slacken, give her some slack. Even Deut 9:14 - why should the LORD need to tell Moses to desist. Was Moses capable of actions that would impede the LORD, that he needed to desist? Rather He told him to "Don't be uptight that I am destroying those people. Relax, why don't I make your descendants a people instead?"
Oct
26
comment Psalms 46 - Be still or relax?
For goodness' sake, Bible translations should simply use the word "relax" to correspond to the Hebrew.