[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53 read within the book as a whole

UUC unikom at paco.net
Fri May 28 03:35:33 EDT 2004


>But the OT revelation suggests that God intended Israel to live by the laws
that He gave. <
Oh! That's the point of Torah.

Sincerely,

Vadim Cherny

> I know where some of your thinking originates. The Mesopotamian
> steles on which law codes were carved were not necessarily used for
> actual judging of laws. They were representative laws. But I would
> assume that Middle Assyrian jurisprudence conformed well enough to
> the Middle Assyrian law codes that we have. And I would expect that
> the case was similar with the Babylonian codes. Those laws don't come
> out of nowhere. No doubt in Israel many specific laws were developed
> that were not in the Mosaic code to begin with. But the OT revelation
> suggests that God intended Israel to live by the laws that He gave.
> Whatever the situation may have been in Mesopotamia, in Israel there
> was a real God at work. There was a true theocracy, and the laws
> provided specific legal guidance and expectations.
>
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard
>
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