New Testament 285

New Testament 285 October 30, 2015


Pretty schlocky, I fear.
“Christus am Ölberg”
Joseph Untersberger (d. 1933)
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Matthew 23:37-39 

Compare Luke 13:34-35


“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!  Behold, your house is forsaken and desolate.  For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”


If Jesus is, as we’re assured he is (see, for example, John 14:9), a perfect revelation of the Father, passages such as this are deeply significant.  This one, for example, illustrates his deep but disappointed love for Jerusalem and its people.  (I’ve written at some length about the general topic in an article entitled “On the Motif of the Weeping God in Moses 7.”  And, of course, see Moses 7 itself.)


Assuming that such passages are accurate, God isn’t the Unmoved Mover of the philosophers.  (See my discussion here.)



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