[b-hebrew] TORATI in Jer 31:33: Is it the Mosaic Torah?
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 10:20:56 EDT 2007
Just because a word almost always has a theological meaning (Torah =
"Law written by Moses" is a theological meaning) does not mean that it
always has that meaning, even when written by the same author. Hence,
this could be a new "Torah", an implication given also by the
The non-theological meaning is "instruction" which also fits the context.
Karl W. Randolph.
On 9/21/07, 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
> "Only he who cries out for the Jews may sing Gregorian chants."
> -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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