Friday, August 12, 2011

Separation has a purpose

Concerning the uncleanness and separation from foreigners in Ezra 1-6, Boda says, “It also reveals that separation such as this is not just from but is also to something, that is, to the returned community in order to seek (דרש [drsh]) Yahweh.”(emphasis his)—A Severe Mercy, pages 475.

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That is very important to remember. You don't separate to be separate; you separate to draw near to YHWH. And then he usually sends you back as a witness :)
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