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2664[XTalk] Re: Who was apocalyptic?

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  • William Arnal
    Oct 5, 1999
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      At 08:14 PM 10/5/99 +0200, Antonio Jerez wrote:

      >Again you are reading things into the text that are not actually there. Jesus
      >does not tell Martha that there isn't going to be a future general
      >resurrection.
      >The only thing Jesus "corrects", and quite promptly, is Marthas
      >misunderstanding
      >of his words in v.23, "Your brother will rise again". Martha naturally
      believes >that
      >this refers to the general resurrection. Whereby Jesus promptly shows her that
      >his Father has already given him the necessary powers to raise the dead already
      >in the here and now. The author is not correcting a faulty view about the
      >general
      >resurrection - just complementing it again.

      Compare the form of the dialogue with Nicodemus in ch.3, and other similar
      exchanges.

      Bill
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