[b-hebrew] Dying, you will die Gen 2:17
hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 13 07:42:50 EDT 2007
> Harold, if only the lexicon also provided not just language but
> context: language, culture, geography and history. But, the passage
> itself does that.
> The New Covenant has never been a significant feature of Jewish
> eschatology, other than the belief that eventually all Jews will
> know and follow the Torah without the need to study (Jer
> 31:32-33). For example, the article Jewish Encyclopedia: New
> Testament  states: "The idea of the new covenant is based
> chiefly upon Jer. xxxi. 31-34 (comp. Heb. viii. 6-13, x. 16). That
> the prophet's words do not imply an abrogation of the Law is
> evidenced by his emphatic declaration of the immutability of the
> covenant with Israel (Jer 31:35-36; comp. 33:25); he obviously
> looked for a renewal of the Law through a regeneration of the
> hearts of the people.
>  http://jewishencycl <http://jewishencycl/> opedia.com/ view.jsp?
> artid=245&letter=N&search=New%20Testam ent#717
>  http://www.mechon- <http://www.mechon-/> mamre.org/ p/pt/pt1133.
>  COVENANT, THE NEW
HH: The permanence of God's relationship with Israel says nothing about
the permanence of the Mosaic covenant. God's eternal moral law can be
conveyed in ways other than the Mosaic law, and Jer 31:31-33 seems to
promise that it will be.
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