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Are Rabbinic Interpretations of the Bible Accurate?
Biblical Anthropology ^ | April 19, 2014 | Alice C. Linsley

Posted on 04/21/2014 4:54:57 PM PDT by Jandy on Genesis

Misunderstanding can result from the mechanical reproduction of previously published ideas either because those ideas are taken out of context or because they are based on factual errors. The way authors sort and select data, without verifying the source or checking the facts, leads to distorted interpretations. This problem must be anticipated in Bible interpretation where it is common to rely on what the rabbis have written.

As the Bible is viewed as a Jewish religious text, it is natural to seek rabbinic guidance. Christians tend to read the Old Testament through rabbinic sources. Many pastors use commentaries written by Christ-rejecting Jews. This is especially true among American Evangelicals. They appear to be unaware of the antecedents of Messianic expectation among Abraham's Nilo-Saharan ancestors. They are generally unaware that Hebrew is an African Language.

Rabbinic interpretations have influenced how Christians read the Old Testament from the beginning of the Church. Some early Christians agreed with the rabbis' interpretations, but often they did not. The Church Fathers condemned Jewish attempts to discredit the testimony of the Apostles and many others. They also attempted, some more successfully than others, to refute rabbinic interpretations of the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, and rabbinic interpretations of Messianic passages, such as Psalm 101:1

The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

And Psalm 110:4. The Rabbinic community has made many inflammatory accusations against the Christian interpretation of this verse.

The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

Some rabbis insist that Christians tampered with the passage. One contemporary Rabbi has written: “Psalm 110 represents one of the New Testaments’s most stunning, yet clever mistranslations of the Jewish scriptures...”

(Excerpt) Read more at biblicalanthropology.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: belongsinreligion; delusional; fantasy; messiah; notreally; psalm110; rabbis; sectarianturmoil; talmud
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1 posted on 04/21/2014 4:54:57 PM PDT by Jandy on Genesis
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To: Jandy on Genesis
They are generally unaware that Hebrew is an African Language.

Wrong.

2 posted on 04/21/2014 4:57:13 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Jandy on Genesis

Have you ever posted anything other that that written by Alice Linsely?

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:jandyongenesis/index?tab=articles

Sure looks like you are just promoting yourself like a scumbag blogpimp.

Any thoughts on that?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 4:57:35 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jandy on Genesis

I would trust the ancient ones before I would trust a news reporter.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 4:59:20 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Jandy on Genesis
No one can be aware that Hebrew is an African language - because it is not an African language.
5 posted on 04/21/2014 5:00:20 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Jandy on Genesis

The old timers have much more knowledge of the context and ancient meanings behind the words. We can only guess because we do not live like the old ones.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 5:06:02 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: humblegunner

Scumbag?

Really now.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 5:09:48 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Jandy on Genesis
They are generally unaware that Hebrew is an African Language.

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Probably because this statement is a gross error.

8 posted on 04/21/2014 5:13:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ifinnegan

Perhaps you might consider reading even the excerpt, if not the article.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 5:14:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mountainlion
We can only guess because we do not live like the old ones.

Let's ask Helen Thomas. She may be from that time.

10 posted on 04/21/2014 5:16:35 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: ifinnegan

Look at the article history:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:jandyongenesis/index?tab=articles

This critter is only here to promote itself and gain blog hits.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 5:20:05 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: trisham
They are generally unaware that Hebrew is an African Language.

Hebrew originated in the area now known as the Congo and was transferred to the Hebrew tribes through contact with Black Egyptian traders riding gliders into the desert sometime around 4000 BC. Originally, the Hebrew tribes spoke a dialect of Estonian but they had little use or understanding of some words like 'ice', 'snow' and 'refrigerator', so they dumped the Estonian and took up this funny language that you read from right to left.

12 posted on 04/21/2014 5:24:30 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

LOL!


13 posted on 04/21/2014 5:26:27 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jandy on Genesis
Since Christ didn't place a high value on the Sadducees' and Pharisees' opinions why should we determine that Rabbis have the scriptures correct?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 King James Version (KJV)
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Do you want any group making that decision for you?

14 posted on 04/21/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Jandy on Genesis

Given how the King James version mistranslates Thou shalt not kill, why not.


15 posted on 04/21/2014 5:47:30 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Jandy on Genesis

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!

Luke 13:34


16 posted on 04/21/2014 5:48:07 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Dogbert41

Yeah!

Everybody knows the Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church, Jehovah Witnesses, Joseph Smith, Michael Rood, and Joel Osteen, all have much more inspired and reasonable interpretations of the Bible than those goofy rabbis who have only 3000 years of learning!


17 posted on 04/21/2014 6:04:25 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Jandy on Genesis
Christians tend to read the Old Testament through rabbinic sources.

Um, no.

Protestant Christians might tend to do that. We Orthodox (and the Latins and the Copts and the Armenians and the Assyrians) read the whole of the Scriptures, of the both Old and New Testaments through the light of Christian Holy Tradition, which is often very much at odds with rabbinic sources. The Old Testament is seen as pointing to Christ, and all matters which require interpretation are approached in that manner. Rabbinic Judaism essentially defines itself in contradistinction to Christianity (for example, the one passage in the Jewish canon which is never read in synagogue is the "Suffering Servant" passage in Isaiah).

The Holy Apostles dealt with a judaizing heresy involving earthly food and drink. Preferring the interpretations of Christ-denying rabbis to those of the Fathers of the Church is a judaizing heresy involving the spiritual nourishment of the Holy Scriptures.

18 posted on 04/21/2014 6:28:21 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Jandy on Genesis

Incorrect premise....it is not the Bible which is considered a Jewish religious text....that only applies to the Old Testament. The New Testament is a Christian religious document.

I don’t bother reading further when the premise is misplace. It guarantees false conclusions


19 posted on 04/21/2014 7:20:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Would like to see a citation on this piece of so called evidence


20 posted on 04/21/2014 7:24:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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