Paul's quotations (use of "baptism into Moses" in NT)

Christian M. M. Brady cbrady at
Sat Mar 3 15:39:16 EST 2001

On 3/2/01 6:23 PM, "Dan Wagner" <Dan.Wagner at> wrote:

>> -----Original Message----- From: Samuel Payne
>> [mailto:sam at] Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001
>> 03:43 To: Biblical Hebrew Subject: Paul's quotations
>>> but they can never alter or reinterpret the meaning of a passage.
>> So Paul NEVER alters or reinterprets his quotations from the Hebrew? [SNIP]
>> He also claims that the Israelites were baptised "into Moses" (1 Cor. 10.2)
>> so as to be able to draw a parallel with his ideas of baptism
>> "into" Jesus. But the claim is completely false. There is no such idea in the
>> account in Exodus.

A prime example of midrash in NT is Gal. 3.16 'Now the promises were made to
Abraham and to his offspring; it does not say, ³And to offsprings,² as of
many; but it says, ³And to your offspring,² that is, to one person, who is

cbrady @
³In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, is seems
unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.²
 -- Konrad Adenauer 

More information about the b-hebrew mailing list