[b-hebrew] TORATI in Jer 31:33: Is it the Mosaic Torah?
jcr.bhebrew at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 08:52:38 EDT 2007
In what way is this to be a 'new' deal 'not like the one with their
ancestors when he brought them out of Egypt'?
The context is clear that this 'new deal' will be connected with an act of
forgiveness and that people will no longer need to read the 'law' because it
will be inscribed in their hearts. In my mind the context is therefore
talking about a people who 'know Yhwh' to the point where they have been
forgiven their former sins and have become sinless not needing a written law
code as they instinctively know what is right.
On 9/22/07, Deborah Millier <deborahmillier at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear List Members,
> In all other occurrences of TORATI ("my torah") in
> Jeremiah (not to mention most places elsewhere in the
> Hebrew Bible), the phrase demonstrably refers to the
> Mosaic Torah with all its unique commandments and
> statutes (Jer 6:19; 9:13; 16:11; 26:4; 44:10). So,
> from an exegetical (not theological) standpoint, would
> it be safe to assume that TORATI also means the Mosaic
> Torah in the new covenant prophecy of Jer 31:33?
> If not, could you please explain your reasoning? Your
> insights are greatly appreciated.
> Shalom from Manila, Philippines,
> --Michael Millier
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