For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be, no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment
and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of host will perform this.
Oh wait, this must be hellenistic, a metaphor, a parable, or must mean the people of Israel as a whole, or whatever Ben wants it to be. Anything but literal.
Even when shown the truth he denies it. I'm beginning to think Islam suits you more Ben.
No, this is not about Israel as a whole. That's a prophecy of Isaiah about the welcoming demonstration of the Gentiles in the district of the Gentiles in Samaria when the Jews were returning from exile in Babylon to start anew their lives in the Land of Israel. That's all. That's a natural attitude of Gentiles to refer to humans whom they expect protection and prosperity as if they were gods themselves. Besides, no need to make too big a deal out of this because in Psalm 82:6,7 we have divine references to the Jewish People as: "You are gods, all of you sons of the Most High; yet, like men you shall die." Then, later, Jesus confirmed this reference by reminding the Jews that indeed they were gods, according to the scriptures. Read John 10:34.
Edited by Ben Masada, 02 October 2012 - 09:18 PM.