Jesus and Yahweh
barre at c-zone.net
Sat Jan 2 00:11:25 EST 1999
I have no clue as to the relevance of this post. I am supposing it somehow
belongs to another conversation.
<<I can show that communities, Hebrew Yeshuine communities, not influenced
mythology did not make such "equations", and thought with good reason that
most of the
NT you are finding reference to was bogus.
So...what's your point besides preaching to the choir. Winners (violently)
history, etc. Using the carefully choreographed Christian Bible to back its
theology doesn't prove much, and it doesn't have much (if anything at all)
to do with
Save it for Sunday school.
Lloyd Barre wrote:
> I can see Lloyd's point, that Jesus = YHVH, because Isaiah had seen the
> glory of YHVH, and John says that Isaiah had seen the glory of Jesus,
> But against Lloyd's point, I would argue that YHVH might be more likely
> identified with the first person of the Trinity, because of the pervasive
> "father" image throughout the text of the Tanakh.
> a.c.smith at juno.com
> Dear Andrew,
> I do not find this issue to be exegetically difficult. How else can it be
> interpreted? If I were better in the NT, perhaps I could show that other
> communities or authors equated Yahweh with the Father. But here I think it
> is clear that the gospel writer is identifying Jesus with Yahweh.
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