Just an added note (and query) on the dove-symbol for
the Holy Spirit. The Theological Dictionary of the New
Testament, Volume 6 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1968), p.
66, tr. and edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley, states:
"when Ben Zoma (c. 90 A.D.) compares the hovering of
the Spirit over the water with that of the dove over
its brood he is simply trying to define the manner;
other birds can be mentioned equally well in par.
Footnote 36 to this passage cites:
"T. Chag., 2,5 (234), Str.-B., I, 124."
What are these "other birds"? Is the eagle one of them
-- given Deuteronomy 32:11?
If anyone can easily check, I'd appreciate this. I
would check myself, but I found only volume 3 of
Str.-B. in Hanshin's general library (and haven't had
the chance to go to Seoul to check the seminary
Assistant Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges
Hanshin University (Korean Theological University)
447-791 Kyunggido Osan-City
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