Atonement Vs. Redemption

Charles David Isbell cisbell at
Fri Aug 17 18:05:04 EDT 2001

Shoshanna wrote:  "Hashem did not write the new testament, however.  So this
does not enlighten us as to the Biblical concepts of redemption and
I strongly identify with the sentiments Shoshanna is expressing.  However,
let it be noted that the word for "worship" in the Tanakh is `avodah, the
exact same word that connotes "slavery" to the Pharaoh before the Exodus.
Does anyone remember the Bob Dylan song with the line, "You got to serve
somebody.  It might be the devil or it might be the Lord, but you got to
serve somebody."
Charles David Isbell

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