Is this a rock or not? I Would like to know

Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Thu Feb 15 14:32:44 EST 2001

> Dear All,
> If I may interject a comment here.
> What I found offensive in someone's post was a quote from
> the gospel of john, and a comment to the effect that a passage in the OT/HB
> *foreshadowed* something in the NT.
> I find the term offensive because it implied to me that the OT was written
> primarily to foreshadow the new. That I find offensive.

This will be my final comment on this subject, since I've said all I 
wanted to say, and the private mail I've been getting today tells me 
that I have accomplished the goal I set for myself in addressing the 

I frankly get tired of comments like "That I find offensive."  
Everybody has a viewpoint.  We know that.  One of the rules in this 
list is not to bash other people's viewpoints.  One person here 
stated his viewpoint, and he has been bashed to no end ever since 
for it.  This is a violation of the rules, to say nothing of an 
unnecessary and unproductive digression from the subject of 
Hebrew.  I sincerely hope that our list here is composed of 
scholars and other truly interested parties, and has not been 
overrun by some professional victims and/or religious bigots.  
There's room for all of us here, and we all have the right to express 
our view of the text.  Those who have difficulty with this idea need 
to take a good look at themselves.  That's all I have to say.

Dave Washburn
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated."  C. S. Lewis

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