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Great commentary, inevitably repetitive. What's beyond the smirk? No analysis, nor prognosis
on 3 August 2016
Well researched, but clearly from a Christian aspect. On the one hand he seems to accept that some of this must be metaphor, but is pedantic in criticism of the literal meanings. There is quite a bit on the phrase "Son of Man", but the phrase is impossible in any Semitic Language and cannot exist in the original Old Testament and they write in all the prophecies"Ben Adam" literally a son of Adam, which is Hebrew (biblical and modern) for a Human Being.
In the end his persistent criticism of an angry, petulant, adolescent, local bully boy of a god, gets a bit tiresome, although no doubt accurate.
He makes no room for the idea of a god who transits from Abraham's big bro bully, to the cosmopolitan and mainly non-interventionist god of Isaiah.
Perhaps this was Bronze Age man, searching for a suitable metaphor, for what was going on in his sub-conscious,, it would take 3 more millenia to recognize this in some greater detail. Today, for many reasons, people want to return to a seriously literal and flawed understanding of ancient texts.