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comment Looking Me Whom They Have Pierced - Zechariah 12:10
@RevelationLad - The Mishnah and subsequent Talmud appeared after the closing of the New Testament canon. What is somber and causes much reflection is that the eschatological "Meshiach ben Joseph" appears to be a candidate for the Antichrist, and the "Meshiach ben David" the candidate for the False Prophet, if and when we read the Revelation of John, the Book of Daniel, and portions of 1 and 2 Thessalonians as "futurist" predictive prophecy.
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comment Looking Me Whom They Have Pierced - Zechariah 12:10
@RevelationLad - I think that today whenever any Christian partakes of the Lord's Table they are "seeing" the pierced one, because the bread represents his broken body and the cup represents his blood.
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answered What do the jeers towards Elisha of “Go on up” mean?
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answered Looking Me Whom They Have Pierced - Zechariah 12:10
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revised Psalm 19:3: whose voice?
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revised Psalm 19:3: whose voice?
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comment Psalm 19:3: whose voice?
@Susan - According to vv. 1-2 of this Psalm, the heavens and earth are "declaring" and "uttering" the existence of the Creator, but these proclamations do not come through spoken words but through what is seen. This context suggests that the שָׁמַע of v.4 has nothing to do with sounds per se, but with the wider context of understanding "words unspoken." The same implication was evident when Jesus said, "let him who has ears hear" -- that is, the emphasis is not on processing audible words, but understanding through what was seen (e.g., the signs of Jesus as the "word" of God).
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comment Psalm 19:3: whose voice?
@Susan - This Psalm is about the creation testifying (in silence) to the existence of the Creator. The Apostle Paul alluded to this Psalm in Romans 1:20 as the basis for the existence of God. That is, this silent testimony to mankind occurs without the use of any words. The response of man is obedience to the Creator, but not through any objects (idolatry) of the creation.
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comment Psalm 19:3: whose voice?
@Susan - In the Bible "hearing" is not only the idea of processing sounds through the human ear but also perceiving and understanding with the mind. As you know, in Biblical Hebrew, "listening to the voice" of someone is an idiom for obedience.
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revised Psalm 19:3: whose voice?
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answered Psalm 19:3: whose voice?
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revised In 1 Kings 10:24, how literal is “all the earth”?
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answered In 1 Kings 10:24, how literal is “all the earth”?
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comment Rev 9:4: Do not hurt the non-existing grass?
@Bagpipes - Do you see nuclear war here? Effects within the earth's atmosphere ("global warming" in extremis) combined with solar activity appear to cause temperatures on earth to soar (Rev 7:2-3 and Rev 7:16). If the eschatological outlook of the last century was to see the events of Revelation as nuclear war, then we in this century today must look through the lens of cyber warfare, where such sophisticated implements of war may be made useless since they rely on computers to function (and thus the appearance of horses, for example, supporting mechanized military and logistics operations).
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answered Rev 9:4: Do not hurt the non-existing grass?
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revised “Pangs of death” in Acts 2:24
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comment John 12:32 - What/Who Does the “All” refer to?
Susan - great comment!! Do you know how to hyperlink the verse reference you made? If you can hyperlink your verse references, folks will be able to check the verse for personal reference. (Finally, in the future, can you tie something from the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, to help to see any possible connections?) Thanks!!!
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answered “Pangs of death” in Acts 2:24