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Your View Does Not Seem To Be The Consensis

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on August 10, 2003 14:11:19 UTC

Dear Dusne,

At least that is the consensis among protestant theologians and reform rabis, from whom I learned of this discrepancy in the bible. The rabis in particular have discussed at length why god should make such a mistake.

My view is that god was telling us that we should not believe everything in the Torah at face value. Rather we should study and understand the deeper significance of the Torah.

Moses reinforced that view when he told in the oral tradition how to resolve conflicting commandments. We are to find the deeper significance that makes both commandments correct.

My view of the first light is that it corresponds somehow to the first light of the big bang. And so god is anticipating modern cosomology.

However, we are all free to adopt any interpretation we which. Unless you read Hebrew, please remember that we are at the mercy of the human translators. And even if we read Hebrew, we are at the mercy of the rabis who originally wrote it all down. It may be incorrect to assume that the rabis were always correct. In fact, it is possible that evil trckled in along with the inspiration of god that supposedly makes the Torah the word of God.



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