..."alive" after death in the HB?
Ben and Jo Crick
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Sun Dec 22 18:39:15 EST 2002
On Sun 22 Dec 2002 (11:25:33 +0100), furuli at online.no wrote:
> See my comments below:
> [big snip]
Thank you, Rolf!
I would note that LFQaX in Genesis 5:25 is the same verb as in Psalm 73:24,
"afterwards receive me to Glory".
In addressing this question, I wanted to let the HB speak for itself,
rather than follow New Testament interpretations.
Elijah also appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration, not with Enoch,
but with Moses: about whom there is an Assumption legend. But let's not go
there. Elijah's disciples did not believe Elisha's account of his master's
ascent into heaven; that's why they went out looking for him (or his body).
As for Elijah's letter in 2 Chronicles 21:12ff, the usual scholarly
explanation is that the scribe confused Elisha with Elijah. I've done that
myself! Matthew confused Jeremiah and Zechariah, after all (Matthew 27:9).
Seasonal greetings to you and all on the List.
Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
<ben.crick at argonet.co.uk>
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