God as "firstborn" (BEKOR) (fwd) same
Juan Stam B (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 13 Oct 1996 09:17:22 -0600 (CST)
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> Subj: God as "firstborn" (BEKOR) concluded
> In 1886 J.B. Lightfoot (Colossians, p,145) affirmed that the title BEKORO
> SHEL OLAM (primogenitus mundi) was used by the rabbis to describe God. He
> cites R. Bechai on the Pent. fol. 124.4 and fol. 74.4 where "Ex 13.2 is
> falsely interpreted so that God is represented as calling Himself
> primogenitus." Michaelis (Kittel 6:878) mentions the reservations of
> Durand (RSR 1901) about this.
Some rabbis did refer to God as "the One before the world" (qarmono shel
olam) Kittel 6:878; Strack-Billerbeck 3:626.
Can any of this help us understand Col 1:15?