[b-hebrew] Inspiration

Kevin Riley klriley at alphalink.com.au
Tue Aug 2 02:24:54 EDT 2005


 This is what led me to ask my initial question - that many people here, and
elsewhere, assume that the view that the ancient Hebrews had of "inspiration
 [God being in some way the origin of the message] is the same as the view
they have today.  It may be so, but where is the evidence?  To discuss our
view is outside the scope of this list, but to look at texts in the Hebrew
Scriptures, perhaps argue a little over the meaning of some words in those
texts if we disagree, or discuss why we would include or exclude certain
texts from the discussion, that is what I thought was appropriate here.  I
wanted to avoid simply asserting belief in views we hold by faith, or
insisting that the ancient Hebrews must have believed what we believe
because that is what our faith demands.  Rather, from the words of the
Hebrew Scriptures themselves, in the context in which they occur, can we
infer anything about *their* view of inspiration.

Kevin Riley
 
-------Original Message-------
 
From: Sujata
Date: 08/02/05 14:42:58
 
By inspiration, in this context, I understand it as
written by the leading of God (i.e., that it is the
word of God), NOT as a scenery would be inspiration
for a painting. In that context, often one reads in
the Old Covenant the words "The Word of God came to
me" which I believe is essentially the same as my
understanding of inspiration.
 
Best wishes,
Sujata
 




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