23 August 2011

A Mediator

How is dust and clay to be reckoned that he should recount these things continually, and take a stand in place before you, and come into community with the sons of heaven? There is no intermediary (Heb. malitz) to answer at your command. . . .
–a conscientious, devout Jew, in 4Q427, fragment 7ii18, part of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of texts belonging to a separatist Jewish sect around the time of the New Testament
There is one God and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.
–the Apostle Paul, 1 Timothy 2:5

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