From: Jim West (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 08:18:02 EDT
At 04:26 AM 7/17/00 +0000, you wrote:
>In the opening section of James (Jacob, for some), the recipients are
>TAIS DWDEKA FULAIS TAIS EN Thi DIASPORAi
>I think I can translate these words, but I am not so sure I can make any
>sense out of them.
>For some reason, I envision these 12 tribes scattered all over the place. In
>fact, I am fairly sure history will support my understanding that these
>tribes were indeed dispersed in MANY places beyond Palestine.
>Are we to understand that James made 12 or more copies of this epistle in
>order to ensure that it found its way to all 12 tribes (the intended
>Or should I understand this designation of the recipients in another way? I
>can translate the words, but I do not think I could explain them.
the phrase- in the diaspora- simply means those jews living outside the land
of palestine. even today jews who reside outside israel are referred to as
"going around stirring up apathy "
Jim West, ThD
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