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James 3:12 - Nestorians versus Naturalists
Shlama Akhay,

This is from John Gill's 'Exposition of the Entire Bible' concerning the latter half of James 3:12.

so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. The Alexandrian copy reads, "neither can the salt water yield sweet water"; that is, the sea cannot yield sweet or fresh water: the Syriac version (do these people break out in hives when they hear words like 'Aramaic' or 'Peshitta' <!-- s:dontgetit: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/dontgetit.gif" alt=":dontgetit:" title="Dont Get It" /><!-- s:dontgetit: -->) renders it, "neither can salt water be made sweet": but naturalists say, it may be made sweet, by being strained through sand: the design of these similes is to observe how absurd a thing it is that a man should both bless and curse with his tongue.

Should we pay more attention to the naturalists or the Nestorians? Assyrian Christians are wrongly referred to as Nestorians, but 'naturalists' and 'Nestorians' have so many letters in common... well... it was just too tempting! <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Shlama w'Burkate, Larry Kelsey

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James 3:12 - Nestorians versus Naturalists - by Larry Kelsey - 07-24-2004, 09:55 PM
[No subject] - by byrnesey - 07-24-2004, 10:14 PM
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