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Offline gregoryfl

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Symmetrical Poetry in Hebrews
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:29:32 AM »
In Hebrew 12:3, we have the Aramaic witness, which contains beautiful poetry, in a segment of four lines. I highlighted in red the poetic parts, how it would sound when read. Simply beautiful.

חזו הכיל כמא סיבל מן חטיא הנון
khzaw hakil kma saybar min khatayeh hanun
Consider, therefore, how much he suffered from those sinners,

דהנון הוו סקובלא לנפשהון
d'hanun hawu saqubleh l'naphshayhun
for they were adversaries to their own souls,

דלא תמאן לכון
d'la teman l'khun
so that you not become weary,

ולא תתרפא נפשכון
w'la tethrapa naphshkhun
nor your souls become weakened


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Re: Symmetrical Poetry in Hebrews
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 06:05:43 AM »
The whole Bible really is a literary wonder.  Being a poet, and knowing the difficulties of writing verse with meaning, rhyme, meter, and assorted word play, I just marvel at the Master, Who does all that PLUS mathematical coding (on multiple levels), PLUS prophecy, PLUS moral instruction, PLUS deep symbolism, PLUS a stated plan to save us all.   :declare:
Socrates taught Plato.  Plato taught Aristotle.  Aristotle tutored the son of Philip of Macedon.  This boy grew up to become Alexander the Great, largely by slaughtering a lot of people.  That's philosophy.

Jesus spoke the Truth.  He blessed the poor.  He healed the sick.  He even raised the dead.  He died on a cross for us, lived again, and came back long enough to tell us to love one another.  That's religion.

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Re: Symmetrical Poetry in Hebrews
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 06:07:57 AM »
Awesome and Wonderful  :dsunny:
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Re: Symmetrical Poetry in Hebrews
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 06:12:46 AM »
Thanks Ronen. So much to glean and learn.

Rom_11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

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Re: Symmetrical Poetry in Hebrews
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 08:57:45 PM »
  enemies to their own lives/souls    :sweat:
 teaching us to not   do the same
     Makes this instruction of the Lord as a protection       in Matt 11  with    more   understanding  to me

 Jesus Offers Rest to People

25 At that time Jesus said, "I ·praise [bless; thank; acknowledge] you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the people who are wise and ·smart [learned; intelligent]. But you have ·shown [revealed] them to ·those who are like little children [L little children; infants; C those with a childlike faith].

26 Yes, Father, [ because] this is what ·you really wanted [pleased you].

27 "My Father has ·given [entrusted/committed to] me all things. No one knows the Son, except the Father. And no one knows the Father, except the Son and those whom the Son ·chooses [desires; intends] to ·tell [reveal it].

28 "Come to me, all of you who are ·tired [weary] and ·have heavy loads [overburdened; T heavy-laden] and I will give you rest.

 29 ·Accept my teachings [ Take my yoke upon you] and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in ·spirit [heart],

 and you will find rest for your ·lives [souls; Jer. 6:16]. 30

·The burden that I ask you to accept [ …because my yoke] is easy; ·the load I give you to carry [ and my burden] is light."