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

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


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

>> -----Original Message----- From: Samuel Payne
>> [mailto:sam at sampayne.worldonline.co.uk] 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
Christ.' 

Cb 
cbrady @ tulane.edu
-- 
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 




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