CHESED=Grace

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed Jan 16 14:01:21 EST 2002


I think it should be "covenant loyalty," fealty,
what the sovereign owes the vassal, and what the vassal
owes his lord.
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shoshanna Walker [mailto:rosewalk at concentric.net]
> Sent: Wed, January 16, 2002 1:57 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: CHESED=Grace
> 
> 
> Yes, lovingkindness or mercy
> 
> Exactly
> 
> shoshanna
> 
> 
> >
> > The understanding I have of the word chesed is that it is translated as
> > grace, mercy or lovingkindness.
> > >From "The Place of Faith and Grace in Judaism" by David R.Blumenthal.
> >
> > Christine Bass
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "George Athas" <gathas at hotkey.net.au>
> > To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 5:52 AM
> > Subject: CHESED
> >
> >
> > > > The second question might refer to a different word
> altogether--khesed,
> > > > which is notoriously difficult to translate into English 
> but probably
> > gets
> > > > rendered both as "righteousness" and "charity" in English 
> versions. It
> > is
> > > > often understood as something like "covenant faithfulness," but I
> don't
> > > > know that that really captures the sense either.
> > >
> > > It's not that hard to translate CHESED into English. I go for either
> > "commitment" or "devotion".
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > GEORGE ATHAS
> > > (Sydney, Australia)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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