Re: [XTalk] Restoration
- On Jan 3, 2005, at 12:02 PM, sdavies0 wrote:
>As a quick off the cuff answer - wouldn't it simply mean returning to
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Loren Rosson <rossoiii@y...>
>> The eschatological prophet who
>> looked for the restoration of Israel, obedient to
>> Torah, does not square with Sanders' own breed of
>> Christianity -- that is, liberal social-gospel
> I've heard this term before but I've never understood it. What does
> the "restoration" of Israel mean? If someone can explain it, please
> do so on the level of one peasant to another. Neither Jesus'
> audiences nor I understand theological discourse. If Jesus told
> people that he came to verb the "restoration" of Israel, what would
> they have thought he meant by that? I guess you'll have to tell me
> what "Israel" is too. Does it include Mayans? Galileans? Dead
> people? Does it have boundaries or does it exist on the level of The
> Steve Davies
the country her sovereignty?
In other words getting those pesky Romans out of the land...
Of course other more "spiritual" answers likely exist, but I suspect
that they are derivative and that a "political" view point is the
foundation. In ant event, this seems to be what Luke had in mind in
Acts 1:6, which is the only occurrence I can think of right now of this
expression in the NT.
The Toronto School of Theology
- Rick wrote: "I wonder what a Galilean Darlek would look like"
I haven't a clue, but I know what one would *say*:
Incidentally, I apologise to our wonderful moderator for my earlier use of
President Bush's favourite weapon: the pre-emotive strike!!
JOHN E STATON
Penistone, Sheffield UK