[b-hebrew] Inspiration

Sujata shevaroys at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 2 00:11:23 EDT 2005

I KNOW who wrote the bible beyond any reasonable doubt
for reasons beyond the scope of this list. 

So when I say I am told, it is not what you think it
is, so please do not make any assumptions and worry
too much about my "blind" belief. 

My point in stating that the Hebrew Bible is part of
the Bible is to point to the fact that ALL scripture
is inspired, since we are afterall talking about
inspiration here!!

"It was written 500+
> years after the event"

Now that is a very scholarly statement, isn't it? I
think NOT.

Best wishes,

--- Kevin Riley <klriley at alphalink.com.au> wrote:

>   This is not what I wanted to discuss.  What the NT
> says is actually
> irrelevant in a discussion of pre-exilic Hebrew
> ideas.  It was written 500+
> years after the event.  There are various Christian
> ideas of what
> inspiration" and "God-breathed" means and what
> should be held to follow from
> that - and that isn't relevant to this list either. 
> Can we please just stay
> with evidence for pre-exilic Hebrew ideas and leave
> the discussion of
> current Christian and Jewish believes for other
> groups to discuss.  The
> Hebrew Scriptures also exist separately to the
> Christian Bible, so it is not
> just a part of the Christian Bible.
> BTW it is always dangerous to believe what you are
> told just because you are
> told, and neither Christian nor Jewish tradition
> encourages blind belief
> without study.
> Kevin Riley
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Sujata
> Date: 08/02/05 13:40:57
> Jim,
> What is your understanding of this word
> "inspiration"
> in this context?
> The Hebrew Bible is part of the Christian Bible and
> as
> a Christian I am told (and therefore I believe)
> *ALL*
> scripture is God breathed (theopneustos)
> Best wishes,
> Sujata
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