111Re: [ematthew] Evangelical Matthew?
- Apr 12, 2003--- LeeEdgarTyler@... wrote:
> In a message dated 4/12/2003 8:57:21 PM CentralEd,
> Standard Time,
> theswain@... writes:
> It's be difficult for me to perceive the "fishers of
> men" pericope as
> anything but evangelical, although I confess that
> perception could be
> colored. I can, however, see the sower & seed,
> etc., as perhaps metaphorical
> in other directions.
> Ed Tyler
I know exactly what you mean. In another context in
recent months, I was forced to ask myself though, what
would a first century Galilean Jew hear when Jesus
says "I will make you fishers of men"? Would he
really hear "I will make you preachers of kingdom
converting the unbelieving?" I doubt it, but that
doesn't mean I understand the phrase any better.
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