Wednesday, July 2, 2008

mind-blowing unwarranted insertions

There is an absolutely mind-blowing passage in Isaiah 19 where God calls Egypt His son and Assyria His beloved. Egypt and Assyria where the enemies of Israel. Today, that passage would literally be "Taliban My son, Al-Qaeda My beloved".
Rob Bell, Relevant Magazine interview

Isaiah 19
19:23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians shall worship with the Assyrians.
19:24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth;
19:25 for that Jehovah of hosts hath blessed them, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.

The context of the passage means nothing, it would seem, just so long as he can make his political commentary with it.

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