Thursday, December 13, 2012

Is the Marcionite Name for Jesus (Yesu) Rooted in the Hebrew Term nasa (to raise, to ascend)?

There is this fundamental disconnect between the bodily resurrection of the Catholics and the 'spiritual raising' of the Marcionites and other traditions.  One of the key verses is 'I raised you on eagle's wings and brought you to myself" (Exodus 19:4 וָאֶשָּׂ֤א אֶתְכֶם֙ עַל־ כַּנְפֵ֣י נְשָׁרִ֔ים וָאָבִ֥א אֶתְכֶ֖ם אֵלָֽי).  I am guessing that the name Jesus (= Yesu) is rooted in 'they will be raised.'

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