Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [Synoptic-L] Aphorisms & tone of voice

Expand Messages
  • David Mealand
    (A4). It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke in a letter of the law to be dropped. Comment by Bruce: This is an extreme legalism
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 4, 2012
    • 0 Attachment
      (A4). It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away
      than for one stroke in a letter of the law to be dropped.

      Comment by Bruce: This is an extreme legalism

      Reply: Might that not depend on the tone of voice used
      when spoken? Could that possibly have been one of
      exasperation?


      David M.


      ---------
      David Mealand, University of Edinburgh


      --
      The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
      Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
    • Dennis Goffin
      Is it not true also that by the time of Jesus, the Torah was held in such high esteem that the Law was considered to have existed from before the Creation.
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 4, 2012
      • 0 Attachment
        Is it not true also that by the time of Jesus, the Torah was held in such high esteem that the Law was considered to have existed from before the Creation. Given that the physical universe was also expected to be destroyed in some circumstances, it is not a difficult thing for a Jew to make such a statement of belief at this juncture in the religious development of Judaism.
        Dennis
        ---------------------

        Dennis Goffin

        Chorleywood UK

        To: Synoptic@yahoogroups.com
        From: D.Mealand@...
        Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 18:40:44 +0000
        Subject: Re: [Synoptic-L] Aphorisms & tone of voice






























        (A4). It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away

        than for one stroke in a letter of the law to be dropped.



        Comment by Bruce: This is an extreme legalism



        Reply: Might that not depend on the tone of voice used

        when spoken? Could that possibly have been one of

        exasperation?



        David M.



        ---------

        David Mealand, University of Edinburgh



        --

        The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in

        Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


















        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.