God's name: was Curious abut "G-d"

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu Jan 24 19:27:53 EST 2002


Shoshanna, you started talking about this, stating that Christians
believe in the Torah, and then redefining the Torah. So don't blame me
for correcting your apparent factual errors.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shoshanna Walker [mailto:rosewalk at concentric.net]
> Sent: 24 January 2002 23:55
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: God's name: was Curious abut "G-d"
> 
> And this of course has nothing at all to do with the topic at hand...
> 
> 
> 
> You are right, either did this:
> 
> For clarification here: Christians do not "believe in" or consider
> > > authoritative this "Oral Torah" or the other literature Shoshanna
> > > mentions here , etc.
> 
> Shoshanna
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > Yes, Christians do not believe in the Oral Torah.
> >
> > But I am amazed how many "Christians", contest the fact that Israel
is
> our
> > inheritance, as written in the Written Torah.
> >
> > Shoshanna
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > For clarification here: Christians do not "believe in" or consider
> > > authoritative this "Oral Torah" or the other literature Shoshanna
> > > mentions here. We consider authoritative (in varying senses) the
> Hebrew
> > > Bible, including the written Torah, and the New Testament (and a
few
> > > extra "deuterocanonical" books for some), and of course we have
our
> own
> > > traditions. But the points you are making here are not part of the
> faith
> > > of (at least the great majority of) Christians.
> > >
> > > Peter Kirk
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Shoshanna Walker [mailto:rosewalk at concentric.net]
> > > > Sent: 24 January 2002 20:59
> > > > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > > > Subject: Re: God's name: was Curious abut "G-d"
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > >But this was documented in the Torah, it is not "my"
religious=20
> > > > > >beliefs, and Christians, I am told by Christians, also
believe in
> > > > the=20
> > > > > >Torah
> > > > >
> > > > > Can you give us book, chapter, and verse on the claim it's
> document
> > > in
> > > > > the Torah?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > No, I cannot, because Torah includes Written, as well as, Oral
> Torah,
> > > > which
> > > > was subsequently written down, in Mishna, Talmud, Kabbala, and
> > > Rabbinical
> > > > Torah commentaries, such as Rashi, etc., and the literature is
> > > massive,
> > > > and
> > > > I do not know the exact sources for this, but I know, as I have
been
> > > > taught,
> > > > just as everyone else who has been brought up in the Jewish
> tradition,
> > > has
> > > > been taught.
> > > >
> > > > shoshanna
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
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