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

Christian M. M. Brady cbrady at
Sat Mar 3 17:20:27 EST 2001

On 3/3/01 2:39 PM, "Christian M. M. Brady" <cbrady at> wrote:

> 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
> Christ.' 

Sorry. Just noted that this was dealt with in great detail....

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