lower case g

Monday, February 11, 2008

happy birthday

to my dad...

Posted by lowercaseg :: 12:13 PM :: |

Friday, February 01, 2008


i've been tagged by dave beldman with the following rules to follow:

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Find Page 123.
Find the first 5 sentences.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.

i had a really hard time figuring out the nearest book to me. right now i count at least 17 books within a foot of me (i think i need to start usuing my bookshelves... or making sure that on the days i write studies for church that i put the books away as a i work :S) but i decided to pick up
The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus: An Analysis and Critique of the Modern Jewish Study of Jesus by Donald A. Hagner (a book that has been very helpful for me in my present work!)

pg. 123, 5 sentences in " No other passage in the New Testament is cited by Jewish writers more frequently and with more satisfaction in the Jewish reclamation of Jesus than Matthew 5:17-20. The argument is that if Jesus spoke the words recorded in these verses, he cannot be regarded as breaking with the Law in the way that has been described above. Jesus speaks in no uncertain terms of the permanency of the Law: he has not come to abolish the Law; neither an iota nor a dot will pass from it; the one who relaxes even the least of these commandments, teaching this to others, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, whereas the one who keeps and teaches them will be called great."

Posted by lowercaseg :: 3:22 PM :: |