Did Peter's Vision of the Sheet Mean People & Food?
03-10-2011, 01:01 AM
RE: Did Peter's Vision of the Sheet Mean People & Food?
Vic, I am looking into what you replied. It is a little involved, and I want to be honestly objective about it. I need to study the NT passages.
Rose of Sushan,
concerning the laws of the sons of Noah [termed in hebrew 'sheva mitsvot bney noach']...it is a Rabbinic tradition what the specific commandments are, correct. From the text, we can plainly see that...
...Noah was only specifically given of the commandments.
"But flesh with its soul its blood you shall not eat" Gen 9.4
The other 6 are said to come with Adam to Noah.
sexual immorality is fairly strongly inferred...
"Therefore, shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh" Gen 2.24
Likewise, murder is fairly strongly inferred in Cain being punished for killing Abel. Otherwise, why punish him?
cursing the name of G-d and theft are based on the Hebrew wording of their respective phrases...
"Then began men to call on the name of Hashem" [Gen 4.26] This phrase's translation really depends on the ambiguous word/phrase "huchal likro".
likewise with not stealing...Gen. 6.11 states:
"Now the earth had become corrupt before G-d; and the earth had become filled with 'Chamas'." What is the translation of Chamas? One of the several translation of Chamas, is that which is spoken in the book of Jonah 3.8:
"Both man and animal shall cover themselves with sackcloth;and they shall call out mightily to G-d. Every man shall turn back from his evil way, and from the chamas that is in their hands."
setting up courts and idolatry seem to be the most 'rabbinic' in terms of the text. Perhaps that is why the 4 things mentioned in the book of Acts are things strangled, blood [murder], fornication [sexual immorality], and pollutions of idols. They are fairly apparent in the text [the pollutions of idols is questionable, in terms of the text, unless it were the cursing G-d prohibition].
They are called in the name of the sons of Noah, probably because after the flood, all the nations descended from him and his sons...only once Abraham distinguished himself, then Isaac, Jacob, and the 12 sons did the concept Israel start to really form.
As for the prophecies fulfilled or not aspect, that is another thread.
If Vic could, perhaps a thread for "What was the original covenant" could be started, but as an entry point into the prophecies aspect. I suggest this, since it is my opinion that it is a point of misunderstanding by many non-jews.
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