From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Tue Nov 24 1998 - 05:10:58 EST
At 04:32 PM 11/24/98 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi my name is Juan.
>I'm quite new to this list. I'm still a very small little greek. I hope
>that some of my questions will at least be of some use.
>Well, here goes.
Hello Juan! I am no one, but I wlecome you to our happy cyber family of
>I was reading a book when I to my surprise noticed that the author said
>that in mattew 24:5 meant to say:
>For many shall come in my name, saying, I(Jesus) am Christ; and shall
>POLLOI GAR ELEUSONTAI EPI TW ONOMATI MOU LEGONTES EGO EIMI O CRISTOS KAI
>I should emphasize that as I now understand it Jesus meant many will come
>and testify that Jesus is the Christ but will decieve many. Since Jesus is
>speaking the word EGO refers to him(Jesus).
>Please verify this or correct me.
I think that a more accurate reading of the text would be something like:
"many will come and say 'Its me, the messiah"- DON't you believe them....."
etc. Jesus here tells his disciples that many "false" messiah's will come
and they should not fall for it. I think it is inaccurate to say that Jesus
is describing himself as as somehow deceive many. This goes against the
entire tenor of the Gospel of Mt.
>I thank you
Best to you and Happy Holidays.
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