[b-hebrew] PS Re: dying you will die

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Fri Apr 6 17:00:56 EDT 2007


There are no accidents



Shoshana,

I mean the ENGLISH word 'surely' added by the translators is 
redundant. It is not clear to me what makes you think that Adam was 
created immortal. Immune even to accidents?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 5, 2007, at 8:45 PM, Shoshanna Walker wrote:

> There is nothing redundant in the Torah.  It doesn't mean you will 
>surely die.  It means that from that day on you will be subject to 
>death, as Adam was at first created to me immortal.
>
> And there is NO reference or hint or prediction of Jesus here.
>
> Shoshanna
>
>
>>
>> 4. On the textual side, all I said was that I am unhappy with the
>> translation of MOT TA-MUT as "you will surely die". The word 'surely'
>> is, in my humble opinion, surely
>> redundant.
>>
>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>>
>> On Apr 5, 2007, at 2:35 PM, Scott McAliley wrote:
>>
>>> Isaac,
>>>   I am too ignorant of Hebrew to even understand most of your
>>> commentary, but I appreciate it.  To my shame, the only part I
>>> understood was the conclusion.  And that still leaves me wondering,
>>> was the process of death that you refer to, Tamut, already
>>> happening, and would certainly come to fruition if they did not
>>> take the action of eating of the tree of life?
>>>
>>> As far as the rest of your comments, you'll need to dumb them down
>>> for me.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Scott McAliley
>>>
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