158. to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob'...He saith to him, Go and tell the fathers, whatsoever 4) That to suggest that the whole of the past is dead and done with is to contradict the nature of God who brings the past into the present, and bases His actions in the present on that past. ; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words, Isaac (i.e., Jitschak), the son of Abraham, Jacob (i.e., Ja`akob), the progenitor of the Israelites, He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are, Dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun), Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. "the Sadducees asked Rabban Gamaliel, from whence does it appear that the holy blessed God will quicken the dead? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 22:32". 1897-1910. God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. For the dead bodies also of the faithful, while they lie rotting in the grave, and resolved into dust, are united to Christ; by means whereof a substance is preserved, sin only is rotted with its concomitant infirmities. With the present argument of our Saviour compare, first, those things which are said by version, as may easily be observed, agree very well with the Hebrew. We have the Lord’s brilliant response in Matthew 22:29-32, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. R. Tanchum: "R. Simeon Ben Jochai saith, God, holy and blessed, doth not join his I Amos, not I WAS [Zamenhof, in his translation from the Hebrew Masoretic text translates "am" in the present continuous tense.] Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. Or to put it another way. The God of the dead — Of those now dead, or whoever will be dead. I have 'For all live to Him.' 4, Midrash Kohelet, fol. …, Luke 20:37,38 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob…, Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular. But as Maldonatus observes ad loc. And which the learned Mr. Mede takes to be the sense of the words of this text, cited by our Lord;, and this the force of his reasoning, by which he proves the resurrection of the dead. "Says R. Simai, from whence is the resurrection of the dead to be proved out of the law? Matthew 22:32. ἐγώ εἰμι, etc., quoted from Exodus 3:6. From that passage, 'And he said to him, This is the land, concerning which I sware For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels, But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read, And I will execute great vengeance upon them, love the Lord your God with all your heart, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom), And, also, even, so then, too, etc. 22-23. I am the God of Abraham - Let it be observed, that Abraham was dead upwards of 300 years before these words were spoken to Moses: yet still God calls himself the God of Abraham, etc. "Commentary on Matthew 22:32". the dead = dead people. "Commentary on Matthew 22:32". NT Gospels: Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham (Matt. This passage does not prove directly that the dead "body" would be raised, but only by consequence. from Deuteronomy 34:4 as it is written, "and he said unto him, this is the land which I have sworn to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying." Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had been dead for a long time when Moses spoke this - Abraham for 329 years, Isaac for 224 years, and Jacob for 198 years - yet God spake then as being still "their God." wicked who, even in their life, are called dead, as it is said, And thou, dead The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Note in this connection the repetition of the Divine name before each of the patriarchal names, and here the article ὁ before θεὸς each time (not so in Sept(126)). If this was admitted - if there was a state of rewards and punishments - then it would easily follow that the bodies of the dead would be raised. 1897. I. The present tense shows that he is still the God of the departed patriarchs, and that they are still in existence. Sanhedrin, fol. Matthew 22:32 New International Version (NIV) 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’ ? I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. For if one party to the relation be eternal, and the relation itself be eternal, the other party must be eternal. But we find that God joined his name to Isaac while he was living: 'I am the God of Popular videos include worship music from your favorite Christian artists, cute videos with adorable kids and animals, Exodus 3:6. [God is not the God of the dead.] Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Matthew 22:32. ἐγώ εἰμι , etc., quoted from Exodus 3:6 . The stress does not lie on εἰμι , to which there is nothing corresponding in the Hebrew, bat on the relation implied in the title: God of Abraham. 1909-1922. --- By this text St. Jerome refutes the heretic Vigilantius, and in him many of modern date, who to diminish the honour Catholics pay to the saints, call them designedly dead men. Jesus had healed the man by exorcizing the demons. This statement summarizes the fact that all the issues of life are in God's hands. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. in ib. "Commentary on Matthew 22:32". John 14:19, ὅτι ἐγὼ ζῶ καὶ ὑμεῖς ζήσετε, and Romans 5:10, σωθησόμεθα ἐν τῇ ζωῇ αὐτοῦ. Compare also those words of the Jerusalem Gemara: "The righteous, even in death, Our merciful God has not only provided food, but a royal feast, for the perishing souls of his rebellious creatures. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". And this reasoning of Christ is sound, evident, and then heard for the first time: and most effectually proves both the immortality of the soul, and the resurrection of the body, against the Sadducees, who denied altogether the existence of spirits. The same deduction from the words was made by the later Rabbinical writers. I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? There is an ellipsis as in Romans 3:29. I promised to you, I have performed to your children.". --- The Sadducees were a profane sect, who denied the resurrection of the body, and the existence of angels and spirits, and any future state in another world: (see Acts xxiii.
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