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I like how the Old Testament closes

Discussion in 'Sacred Texts' started by whirlingmerc, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Well, Jesus said a lot of things according to the gospels that I, as a Jew, simply don't believe. :) He either didn't actually say it, or he was mistaken, or he was speaking figuratively.
     
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    Additionally i like Malachi... which ends the English Bible.. Malachi means 'my messengert' and he represents the greater 'my messenger' coming.... Christians see 'my messenger' as being Jesus. An interesting didactic diagnosis about love.

    Malachi's didactic diagnosis of love
     
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  3. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Again, Malachi ends the CHRISTIAN Bible. It does not end the Jewish Tanakh. Ours ends with Chronicles telling how Israel returns from captivity and rebuilds the Temple--a triumph.
     
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    2 Chronicles 23 “This is what Cyrus king of Persia says:
    “‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you may go up, and may the Lord their God be with them.’”


    Matthew 28
    16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go ...Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
     
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    What's your point?
     
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    There is a similarity both are a commission and both said to be endorsed by the God of heaven

    I think the Chronicles ending points forward to the engine of Matthew

    The Doxological Coda to Psalms
     
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