[b-hebrew] The 'need' for a king?
rosewalk at concentric.net
Thu Aug 16 18:23:10 EDT 2007
Of course G-d gives prophecies about the consequences of human sin.
Look at Parshat Ki Tavo.
If you are implying here that G-d gives a prophecy that Israel will
ask for a king because they want to be like other nations, and that
this is a sin, and that the commandment to appoint a king, therefore,
is a consequence (ie; punishment) of their sinning by asking to be
like other nations, that is not the understanding of our
Appointing a king, having a king, is certainly no punishment. The
punishment would be, rather, if we were so undeserving, NOT to have a
proper leader (like today, maybe?).
>But does it being a prophecy imply that it is God's will? Does God
>never gives prophecies about human sins and their consequences?
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