[b-hebrew] children bear punishment for sins of parents - Examples

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat Apr 23 13:42:49 EDT 2005

On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 18:27:10 +0100 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 23/04/2005 18:25, George F Somsel wrote:
> >
> >I tend to think that you're trying to sanitize the account from a 
> modern
> >Christian perspective.  It would appear from the return to the them 
> of
> >famine/plenty in the resolution of the famine through the harvest 
> this
> >puts God's imprimitur upon it.
> >
> No, I don't think so. God demanded that something was done about 
> this 
> sin. In the Hebrew Bible context, according to Leviticus, sins could 
> be 
> dealt with by sacrifice, but sometimes various different sacrifices 
> could be made. David had a choice of what sacrifice to make. He 
> chose in 
> effect a human sacrifice, and that sacrifice was enough to atone for 
> the 
> sin. But the sin could have been atoned for in other ways - perhaps 
> by 
> silver and gold, perhaps by animal sacrifices as well.
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/

Where do you find that in the text?  It seems to me that silver and gold
are explictly ruled out of court.


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