SV: Elohim -- human or divine in Psalm 82?

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Thu Aug 31 10:32:13 EDT 2000




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rolf Furuli [mailto:furuli at online.no]
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 9:04 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: SV: Elohim -- human or divine in Psalm 82?
> 
> 
> Dear George and Annika,
> 
> Jesus, as he is quoted in John 10:34-35, believed that )E:lohim 
> in Psalm 82
> referred to man and not a mythological pantheon of gods.
I don't agree with this at all. 
It nullifies the whole purpose of the text.
Jesus is declaring himself divine!
That is why he is being stoned.
The whole purpose of the passage is to demonstrate
Jesus' divinity.


 Angels are also
> called )E:lohim; compare Psalm 8:5-7 
Divine beings, gods.

Liz



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