tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post1408700438007076254..comments2019-07-05T04:01:28.176-04:00Comments on RE: Think: In My Fathers House There Are Many Rooms...Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-81825540664742443052009-06-10T15:58:20.954-04:002009-06-10T15:58:20.954-04:00Will, I don&#39;t think of it as a quarrel, but I...Will,<br /><br />I don&#39;t think of it as a quarrel, but I do want to respond. Strongs is a wonderful tool. I use it almost daily. However, it&#39;s use of the term &quot;Mansions&quot; as a translation is based on the same translation error that the KJV made. There&#39;s no contextual merit wherever this word is used for us to get the understanding that he means &quot;mansions.&quot; <br /><br />Now, poetically speaking, I can see the value. My point was not to diminish the riches of our Heavenly Father, but I don&#39;t think the &quot;poem&quot; in question here is meant to draw attention to riches. It&#39;s meant to draw attention to the intimacy of the relationship.<br /><br />Thanks,<br />NickNick Carterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05389903464638309338noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-62758756594551975492009-06-10T15:39:08.267-04:002009-06-10T15:39:08.267-04:00I would just like to comment on the translation of...I would just like to comment on the translation of mone. I want to preface this with 2 Timothy 2:14 &quot;Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.&quot; I agree with the spirit of what you wrote, and I think the truth has been presented. I only comment to enhance your point. If it seem to distract from your point I would rather it be forgotten.<br /> <br />Strongs defines mone as &quot;3438 mone mon-ay&#39; from 3306; a staying, i.e. residence (the act or the place):--abode, mansion. see GREEK for 3306&quot;. I don&#39;t see a compelling reason for translating &#39;mone&#39; as rooms rather than mansions. I think there is poetry in mansions, and considering the context of Heaven(paradise) it seems appropriate. You have a great point with the cultural context (i.e. adding onto the Father&#39;s house), and while Christ was not wealthy on the Earth, we need not use His Earthly context when considering His glorious abode in paradise.Will Kerrnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-3033130117386735682009-05-29T13:38:28.809-04:002009-05-29T13:38:28.809-04:00I agree, yes, that's true. Christianity theology i...I agree, yes, that's true. Christianity theology is far more complex, but easier in practice, whereas I think Jewish theology is far simpler but as you note, more complex and demanding in other ways...<br /><br />I will definitely be commenting on the post. Shabbat is coming in fairly soon so I'll be offline for a while - thanks again for answering my query on this lovely Scripture. I'll be back :)Jew With A Viewhttp://ajewwithaview.wordpress.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-86655993387481732632009-05-29T11:53:58.684-04:002009-05-29T11:53:58.684-04:00I would tend to agree. I think I would put it dif...I would tend to agree. I think I would put it differently, though. Christian theology is much more complex. The practice itself is much easier. I can eat port, a cheeseburger, and lobster :-)<br /><br />Our theology, however, a bit more complicated. Like how 1+1+1=1 (the Trinity). Yikes! I tend to appreciate it, however, that God is so uncomparably incomprehensible that is one of the many things that make him praiseworthy.<br /><br />Thanks for reading. I eagerly await your comments.Nick Carterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05389903464638309338noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-38378614233492924102009-05-29T11:45:20.526-04:002009-05-29T11:45:20.526-04:00Nick - cheers :) I realise you may feel I'm being...Nick - cheers :)<br /><br />I realise you may feel I'm being very pedantic, but honestly, this is the result of having done battle with many, many Messianics. As you kindly read and commented on my article on this I hope you'll appreciate :)<br /><br />I have really enjoyed our exchanges :)<br /><br />I'm going to have to read and re-read this post and make sure I'm grasping it properly. It's a truly lovely piece of writing. <br /><br />I'm also reading the information and posts you asked me to look at yesterday; I'm having to read very slowly to make sure, again, that I'm understanding it correctly, but I'll post any thoughts that occur to me.<br /><br />I think Christianity is a far more complex religion than Judaism. From what you know of both, do you tend to agree with this? :)Jew With A View/ Tabathahttp://ajewwithaview.wordpress.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-56079600919445681032009-05-29T10:54:45.105-04:002009-05-29T10:54:45.105-04:00Right... that wasn't intended as a "dig" for you, ...Right... that wasn't intended as a "dig" for you, I added the words self-proclaimed to let the other readers know that I wasn't labeling you myself. In other words... "She said it herself, it's not just me making this up."<br /><br />NickNick Carterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05389903464638309338noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9193910827847323491.post-70704573722249851622009-05-29T10:16:56.606-04:002009-05-29T10:16:56.606-04:00Many thanks for responding to my query :) I'm just...Many thanks for responding to my query :) I'm just about to start reading and really looking forward to finally learning more about this particular bit of Christian scripture :)<br /><br /><br /><br />Firstly, just to clarify: I'm not a 'self proclaimed jew'.<br /><br />I am a Jew according to the criteria of Judaism. period.<br />In other words: I am a Jew - period.<br /><br />Just thought I'd better clarify :)<br /><br />Right - now to start learning!Jew With A Viewhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07099551888963175899noreply@blogger.com