[b-hebrew] Is.45:7 God created evil?
jwest at highland.net
Fri Aug 5 10:49:16 EDT 2005
Read James C wrote:
>I do not want to get invovled in a futile debate about the authorship of Job but even
>critics agree that it was composed long before Kings and Chronicles and so for the
>purposed of our discussion the book of Job provides a good context in understanding
>what could seem to be a contradiction.
What critics would these be?
>The book of Job clearly identifies trials and temptation as originating with a fallen
>angel named Satan (adversary).
ummm--- Job does no such thing. In fact, haSatan has access to God- is
questioned by God and answers most respectably, and is given orders by
God which he is to carry out. He is no "fallen angel"- he is in the
council of God. to eisegete angelology into Job is a tremendous
>Furthermore, your current understanding of 2Sam 24 does not make sense if we are to
>understand it as a chain of events.
>1) Yah gets angry
>2) He gets David to commit a sin
>The following questions arise:
>1) Why did Yah get angry?
David ticked him off- so he wanted to get even.
>2) Surely if we are to understand that he got angry before the sin then there must have been another
>reason for his anger. What was that reason?
david's whole manner of being perhaps? his greed, lust, murderousness,
>3) If so, did Yah get David to sin just because he was already angry about something else?
>4) Does this line of thinking have any logic what-so-ever?
what are you looking for logic for? the narrative is as little
concerned with logic as (insert name of any politician here) is.
D. Jim West
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