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Jonathan Bailey jonathan.bailey at
Sat Nov 27 15:45:47 EST 1999

Michael, I doubt there are too many people here that are interested in proving you right 
or wrong. I for one am not here to grind theological axes.

You are welcome to your exegesis. In my short time on the list, however, I have 
noticed that the list seems to involve itself with questions of linguistics, historical 
criticism, or textual criticism, and when theological views are brought up (such as the 
typology thread), they usually involve exploration of issues of method and types of 
interpretation without necessarily seeking to apply methods of interpretation to 
support any particular exegetical conclusion. Though the list is (much to my 
enjoyment) quite casual and open to a variety of levels and areas of discussion, you 
would probably be met with more enthusiastic responses if you had written your post 
to a list which devotes itself more fully to theological and exegetical matters.

The reason Mr. Wagers did not devote more time to your post or try to support or 
refute it is quite probably because he did not care one way or another about your 
gap-theory exegesis. Most of the people on here are using the list to keep in touch 
with other competent professionals to the event of furthering their personal research, 
aquiring tools of their trade, etc. They are not particularly trying to convert anyone to a 
particular exegesis.

But I haven't been on the list for terribly long, and in my short time on the list I have 
noticed that almost anything goes, so enjoy and write what you will. But don't get 
discouraged by responses like Mr. Wagers.

Jonathan Bailey
MA Kandidat
Hochschule für Jüdische Studien

---------- Original Message ----------

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Will Wagers" <hyle at>
>To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
>Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 8:02 AM
>Subject: Re: New Subscriber

>> It's not Sunday, so why the sermon?

>Sorry, I'm a Bible teacher and I didn't mean to make it come across like a
>sermon.  I'm real sorry I offended you, but I don't take it as correct that
>Sunday is the only day that truth be taught, and neither did Christ.

>Perhaps next time you might invest a little more thought into what I showed
>you from the Scriptures and comment about the topic, rather than your
>dislike of having it spelled out to you.  I'd appreciate you proving my
>teachings WRONG, if you believe it to be possible to do so.  If not, then
>take it as a sermon and learn from it.


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