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  • Rick M. Sumner
    Michael Grondin wrote: ... Rick replies: Uttering the name of God was blaspheme, whether you were the first to say it or simply repeating
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      Michael Grondin wrote:
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      That having been said, I'll continue on with your interesting point:
      > why would they stone THOMAS for repeating a blasphemy of JESUS?
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      Rick replies:
      Uttering the name of God was blaspheme, whether you were the first
      to say it or simply repeating another--according to the Rabbis, it
      was the only blaspheme (San.7.6).

      We find in the Community Rule:

      "If any man has uttered the [Most] Venerable Name even though
      frivolously, or as a result of shock or for any other reason
      whatever, while reading the Book or blessing, he shall be dismissed
      and shall return to the Council of the Community no more."(1QS VI.27-
      VII.1, G.Vermes' rendering).

      In the list of rules and consequences in 1QS VI.25-VII.18, it is the
      only one punished by immediate expulsion.

      Regards,
      Rick Sumner
      Calgary, Alberta Canada
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