It is well known that Origin was the greatest textual critic of the early Church, directing the production of the massive Hexapla ("Sixfold"), an Old Testament in six columns: Hebrew, Hebrew in Greek characters, the Septuagint, and the Greek versions of Theodotion, Aquila of Sinope, and Symmachus. This was an immense and complex word-for-word comparison of the Greek Septuagint with the original Hebrew Scriptures and with those other Greek translations. Herein lies the DNA of what we today refer to as the TR or Textus Receptus or "received text" which is the source for the Geneva Bible which America was founded with by the pilgrims seeking to escape religious tyranny.
The purpose of Erasmus and his work was to correct the corrupt Latin Vulgate which dominated the Roman Catholic Church for a thousand years. Erasmus, with Greek manuscripts compared to the Vulgate, found many discrepancies and concluded that over time the scribes in the RCC had not been faithful which yielded a corrupt Vulgate. In 1516, Erasmus published a Greek-Latin Parallel New Testament with his own fresh rendering of the text from the more accurate and reliable Greek which had come from the manuscripts that escaped from Constantinople in 1453 of which he had six to work from. All were dated from the 12th Century or later and was the work of scribes in Constantinople from copies of what had been housed there from the time of Eusebius of Caesarea in the 4th century. All through the 'dark ages' the city of Constantinople continued to speak 'Greek' as their primary language which enabled faithful scribes to maintain the language. Eusebius was the benefactor of receiving from Origen his private library which Origin had given to the Christian community in Constantinople.
The KJV translates Strong's G3957 in the following manner: Passover (28x), Easter (1x).
From what I see, The Greek term Pascha is translated Passover except for the one in Acts 12 and only God knows why that one wasnt as its the same Greek word. But looking at the term Passover and the context of this particular verse, we can see that Christ was/is the Passover sacrificed for us so that we may keep the feast of the Unleavened Bread of sincerity and truth which I understand to be the bread of life in John 6:35.
1 Cor. 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
1 Cor 5:8 *Therefore let us keep the feast*, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Phil Casamento wrote: If we celebrate the birth of Christ or his resurrection in honor of God especially on a particular day, we do so for his glory, not our own. Consider Romans 14:5 "One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind." My conscience is clear on this matter and you wrong your brother by thinking evil of him. Take heed to the verses preceding this passage of Scripture,"Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand."
Welcome to the forum Mr. Casamento. I agree with your post and hope you see fit to continue to contribute your thoughts.
He was taught the prefect law at the feet of Gamaliel (Acts 22:3) and in his words performed it blamelessly (Phl 3:6). But, in so doing, he rejected the righteousness and law of God..... love thy neighbor which fulfills all the law(Gal. 5:14).
The Galatians were being bewitched by certain men of James which were teaching what the RC peddles to this day which Paul summed up the letter in asking.....
Gal.3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
After reading that compare it to Paul's exegesis in Rom 4.
Rom 4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
Zep 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them **mine indignation**, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
The pandemic of IFs (irrational fears) need to be quarantined by truth. It is amazing at how many newly created medical degrees we have generated over the last week due to the misleading of our media who live to create the narrative and not report it.
Just for example.
A grocery store decided to start closing at 8pm until further notice. The headline that came from that nugget was "Grocery store closing down".
No accountability, redaction or Ownership of a blatant disregard for truth.
John for JESUS wrote: James Thomas... They were both future events at the time they were written, but they are two separate regatherings. Deut 30:1-6 already happened after the Babylonian exile. While Isaiah 11:11 is yet future. Although, I donâ€™t have all of my eschatological ducks in a row and may be off some as far as that. All I can say is I will try to study up some on the second regathering and see how it all fits.
I think your timeline is a bit off.
Jer 29:4 4Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
Jer 29:14 14And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
Sound like Isaiah 11? Read on and you will see the better promises found in Jer 31:33.
John for JESUS wrote: I still see it as a regathering...
J4j, This originally started with Deut. 30:6 and your suggestion we look at the context of Deut. 301-3.
We agreed the same event and its narrative from Deut. 30:1-3 is also given by Isaiah 11:11, but what I was holding off on was the prior verse must be included as well in our discussion as its fulfilled the same day.
Isa 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
Isaiah 11:10 is a verse that was quoted/cited by Paul in Romans 15:12 as a done deal at the time wrote to the Romans which is the better promise (Heb 11:40, Jer 31:31-34, Ezek 36:26) of Godâ€™s laws written on hearts of flesh..... the grace of God through Jesus Christ (Zech 4:7) which is one in the same as our text that began all this...that being Deut. 30:6 the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart.
All align perfectly and each are part of the picture God paints for us to understand. So when you pluck one piece out and try to make a case, know that Paul has a monopoly on Isaiah 11:10 that cannot be disputed.
I appreciate the exchange of thoughts on all this J4J.
In looking through the prophets regarding Egypt, I came across yet another example of the very same narrative that Isaiah 11::11 speaks of in addition to our original one of Deut. 30:1-3.
Zech 10:10 I will bring them **again also out of the land of Egypt**, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.
Compare that to this one.
Isa 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
Per the Scriptural evidence J4J, it seems that any question on whether Egypt would have been considered the first time can be put to rest, wouldn't you say?