by peacefulpete 3 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • peacefulpete

    Ok, this place is getting bogged down with eternal debates about politics. lets have some fun.

    Regarding the birth of Moses....

    Ex 2:2 : 2 Now a man from the house of Levi went and [a]married a daughter of Levi. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw [b]that he was [c]beautiful, she hid him for three months.

    I remember reading this verse 40 years ago and being a little put off. Recall the story has it that the Hebrew infants were to be killed. Here the text seems to be saying that because Moses was a good looking baby his mother didn't hand him over to be slain. Seems he was lucky he didn't look like.....

    Image result for ugly baby

    The Hebrew 'tov' has a wide definition much like the word 'good' in English, but for some reason many Christian translations like to use 'beautiful' in this passage. ANY WAY.....the Rabbinic Jews saw more in this text than he was just cute. "Good" in this instance was felt to be indicative of flawless, IOW foreskinless from birth! Yep he was born circumcised. And that's why his mother kept him alive.

    The word Aposthia means born without a foreskin.

    Jewish Midrash from the first century through 4th attribute this special blessing of being born circumcised to
    Adam, Seth, Noah, Shem, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Balaam, Samuel, David, Jeremiah, Zerubabel, and Job. Bunch of lucky boys............ I guess.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    does that suggest " apostate " means foreskinless ?

  • waton
    The word Aposthia means born without a foreskin.Bunch of lucky boys.

    certainly better than peristhia, the skin can be a real pain.

  • tiki

    Oh you guys....seriously?!?

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