Wednesday, 16 July 2008

dead sea scroll in stone pt3

continuing our highlight on this discovery, here is another picture of the stone from times online:

in part 2, we mentioned that israel knohl, Yhezkel Kaufmann professor of the Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has presented an abstract of the stone at a recent seminar. below is the link to his translation of the writing on the stone which is also called gabriel's revelation. knohl insists that his translation (especially line 80) speaks about the cocnept of a resurrected messiah. if true, then the christian's claim of jesus as a resurrected messiah is no longer unique (but read ben witherington's refut in the times online article above).

Monday, 14 July 2008

segamat wesley's new church building

yesterday the reb was preaching and conducting holy communion in wesley methodist church segamat's new church building which will be dedicated this coming sunday by the bishop of the methodist church. also in attendance will be the trac president and the southern district superintendent. expected guests will be around 500 persons.

this was the reb's first sermon in the new church building and the church's first holy communion service. from the pictures one can see it is very well done. total cost including dedications ervice comes to around rm 838,000.00
anyway, for the dedication sunday. it is a no go for the reb. too much travelling the last four weeks preaching.
also the reb will be in k.k. sabah from 23-26th july for a faculty seminar organized by atesea. one of the trainers is professor c.l. seow from princeton.