[b-hebrew] Dying, you will die Gen 2:17

Gary Hedrick garyh at cjfm.org
Wed Apr 11 21:36:11 EDT 2007

	This nuance of meaning ("new" vs. "renewed") sounded interesting, so
I looked it up in Jer. 31:31 and it's berit chadashah--"new covenant."  The
Berit HaChadashah (the Heb. NT) has the same wording in Heb. 12:24.  So
where does "renewed" come from?  The Hebrew word for "renewed" is
Mechudeshet, not Chadashah.
	We have learned from experience that very often, a forced
translation like this is driven by some sort of ideological agenda.  Is that
true here?

Gary Hedrick
San Antonio, Texas USA

-----Original Message-----
Actually, the Jeremiah passage you cite does not say "new: but it says b'rit
chadashah (renewed covenant). If you want a concise explanation (excerpt
below) of the eternal covenant go to
http://www.revelations.org.za/Eternal_Life.htm and it quickly do that,
Harold. I know your questions/commentary is sincere and so I only hope to
respond true to my own understanding which is still developing.

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