[b-hebrew] Inspiration

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Tue Aug 2 07:59:11 EDT 2005


I have no problem with that at all.  The original question, however, 
asked what the hebrew bible itself believed about "inspiration"- and, as 
i said before, nothing at all.  revelation, yes- inspiration, no.

best

jim


Sujata wrote:

>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
>--- Jim West <jwest at highland.net> wrote:
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>>there is none.  the concept of "inspiration" is a
>>completely christian 
>>notion- and the Hebrew Bible says nothing of it.
>>
>>Best,
>>
>>Jim
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>>Kevin Riley wrote:
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>>>A question raised by a recent [and now ended]
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>>discussion: is there any
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>>>clear evidence in the Hebrew scriptures or in
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>>Hebrew writings from *before*
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>>>the exile that give us a clear picture of how the
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>>ancient Hebrews perceived
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>>>inspiration [or whatever you want to call the
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>>process of God causing the
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>>>scriptures to be written].  It seems to be assumed
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>>that they viewed
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>>>inspiration in one of the ways we do, yet I wonder
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>>if we have any evidence
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>>>of that, and if so what it is?  I don't want a
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>>reply  that tells me what
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>>>inspiration is, or to start a discussion on which
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>>current view is correct -
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>>>just what actual original evidence we have for an
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>>ancient Hebrew
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>>>understanding of it.
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>>>Kevin Riley
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>>-- 
>>D. Jim West
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