[Synoptic-L] Re: Spirt, dove & Qumran
- Steven Notley wrote:
> I worked on this subject a number of years ago and Imay
> found the background to it elusive. Apart from the
> text that has been mentioned (Gen. Rab. 2:4), one
> also hear a connection between the heavenly voiceGen. Rab 2:4 -- is that the Talmud's source for the
> (bat kol) and the chirping of a bird (Qoh. Rab. on
> Qoh. 7:9, 12:2) or a dove (b. Ber. 3a). But in the
> pericope of Jesus' baptism the connection is between
> the spirit and dove, not the heavenly voice and the
Ben Zoma anecdote, or is it about the Bat Qol?
Did you take a look at the Targum to Song of Songs,
which interprets the "voice of the turtledove" in the
Song of Songs 2:12 as the "voice of the Holy Spirit of
redemption"? I have not seen this text myself but have
a citation from The Interpreter's Dictionary of the
Bible: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (New York: Abingdon
Press, 1962) "Dove," 867a.
By the way, did you publish anything on this topic in
relation to the dove-symbol in the gospels?
Assistant Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges
Hanshin University (Korean Theological University)
447-791 Kyunggido Osan-City
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