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Matthew 1:1
Shlama Akhay,

Just out of curiosity, I was looking for the first 'thoroughly Jewish' reference in the New Testament (or as some Messianic believers prefer 'The Renewed Covenant' <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> ). I was awestruck when I discovered that the first phrase of the first verse of the first book is EXTREMELY JEWISH !!

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ - I suppose these words to have been the original title to this Gospel; and that they signify, according to the Hebrew Phraseology, not only the account of the genealogy of Christ, as detailed below, but the history of his birth, acts, sufferings, death, resurrection, and ascension.
The phrase, book of the generation, ספר תולדות sepher toledoth, is frequent in the Jewish writings, and is translated by the Septuagint, βιβλος γενεσεως, as here, by the evangelist; and regularly conveys the meaning given to it above; e.g. This is the book of the generations of Adam, Gen_5:1. That is, the account of the life of Adam and certain of his immediate descendants. Again. These are the generations of Jacob, Gen_37:2. That is, the account or history of Jacob, his son Joseph, and the other remarkable branches of the family. And again. These are the generations of Aaron and Moses, Num_3:1. That is, the history of the life and acts of these persons, and some of their immediate descendants. The same form of expression is also used, Gen_2:4, when giving the history of the creation of heaven and earth.

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Matthew 1:1 - by Larry Kelsey - 11-06-2004, 08:33 PM
[No subject] - by peshitta_enthusiast - 11-06-2004, 10:39 PM
[No subject] - by peshitta_enthusiast - 11-06-2004, 10:41 PM
[No subject] - by peshitta_enthusiast - 11-06-2004, 10:43 PM
Re: - by Larry Kelsey - 11-07-2004, 01:37 AM
Rev. 1:4--VERY JEWISH !!! - by Larry Kelsey - 11-07-2004, 02:48 AM

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