Isaiah 40:22 - Circle of the earth

Polycarp66 at Polycarp66 at
Thu Jul 18 12:21:55 EDT 2002

In a message dated 7/18/2002 11:58:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
lizfried at writes:

>  For example, do you agree that this usage refers to the
> > "promised land?":
> No. The promised land is Israel.
> That's the whole point, in fact.
> That's why Isaiah refers to YHWH as the god of Israel.
> Israel is both Judah and Samaria combined, the Southern Levant.
> Isaiah doesn't refer to the God of Judah, or of the Jews.
> Yet, while in Babylon the people refered to themselves as Jews
> from Judah, and the returnees referred to themselves
> as Jews, as did the Jews in Elephantine.
> But YHWH is the god of Israel even in Ezra (Ezra 1:3).

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