could post here. I do not remember reading that rule before I signed up. Please post a copy so I can interpret it for myself.
"cweb255 wrote: And please, keep your theological comments either to yourself or in another thread. Not everyone here agrees with your Christian interpretation.
Ian's response: Thanks for the information. You got it from where? My comments are not theology, my friend, they are research regarding the Hebrew and Greek translation, and their use in the New Testament developement. If I write a treatise on the developement of the Egyption papyrus on King Tut is that theology? He was considered a God-king you know. Don't go silly on me now.
Previous post by cweb255 in which everyone seems to agree:
cweb255 wrote: (Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:43 pm)
I disagree Thomas, the best translation is as literal as possible. Imagine if the stone referred to a particular stone, an allusion to something even more classical, and by giving the meaning, you lose a layer, a valuable layer at that.
Except for that part about "I disagree Thomas" - hmmmm, now who do you suppose is the disagreeable one here?
cweb255 wrote:Ian, Why would God say that he is not beside himself? No, the rock in this passage (as the other passages) isn't merely a rock but a representation of their Rock, or God. It is the Pagan God in context.
Ian's response: Now THAT my friend, is a theological comment. Jehovah says "there is no saviour beside" him in [Isa 43:11] Do you really expect ME to be able to tell you why God says what he says?
Jehovah says "there is no Elohiym beside" him in [Isa 44:8] Do you really think it is the perview of men to determine why God says what he says?
Elowahh says "there is no tsuwr beside" him in [Isa 44:8] Don't ask me why?
Jehovah says "there is no Elohiym beside me" in [Isa 45:5] Now, if I were to begin to speculate on other religious reactions to these verses, you could correctly accuse me of theological argumentation, but I have not done that. YOU have. Perhaps it is YOU who should move to another board. You do not even want discussion on the developement of the Septuagint and Greek New Testament because it disagrees with YOUR theology.
"That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that
there is none beside me. I am Jehovah and there is none else" pretty well tells us WHAT God thinks about it, I can think of no passage that tells us WHY he thinks that way. If I did,. or if I find one, I shall post it and not consider it theology, but examination of the developement of a culture of a people subservient to the God of Israel. That is not theology, that is developemental research.
And please, show me that everyone on the board agrees with each other. I have read this thread you know, and find several posts that are subject to a slightly variant interpretation than that which you have supplied.