- The harsh treatment he received from the Pharisees was due to his having deserted their ranks at such a critical time. Quite in harmony with this supposition are the other sins laid to his charge; namely, that he rode in an ostentatious manner through the streets of Jerusalem on a Yom Kippur which fell on Shabbat, and that he chose to overstep the techum. Both the Jerusalem and the Babylonian Talmuds agree here, and cite this as proof that Elisha turned from Pharisaism to heresy. It was just such non-observance of laws that excited the anger of Akiva.
- Ginzberg suggests that Elisha became a Sadducee, since the Jerusalem Talmud mentions Elisha’s betrayal of the Pharisees. Also, one of the reasons given for Elisha’s apostasy is characteristic of a Sadducee perspective: Elisha is said to have seen a child lose his life while fulfilling two laws for which the observance of the Torah promised a “long life” – honoring one’s father and mother, and sending away a mother bird, whereas a man who broke the same law was not hurt in the least. This encounter, as well as the frightful sufferings of Jewish martyrs during the Hadrianic persecutions, led Elisha to the conclusion that there was no reward for virtue. Thus, Ginzberg suggests that Elisha was a Sadducee, since Sadducee philosophy rejects an afterlife and argues that reward and punishment must occur on Earth (while Pharisee sages interpreted this passage as referring to life and reward in the next world). However, Elisha’s abandonment of Jewish practice after his troubling encounters seems to indicate that, whatever his earlier philosophy, Elisha abandoned any form of Jewish religion.
We the people… want & even expect, as taxpayers & consumers, manuals with detailed explanations & understanding about something that no man can convince you of. You posses the secret, to achievement in the flesh, against the spirit, for gaining the world or your neck of the woods. Do not accept the gift of Love; for your neighbor. It’ll make you mad, as you become enlightened. Fully aware and convinced, Love does exist, and can get pissed off! Love scorned?Antianti Christ 6770 CE
Steadfast in the faith, even unto prosecution come judgement day. What is your truth about Christ? Which, of the 7 churches, do you claim for salvation from Mommas’ wrath? Death is not an option!?? #HealYourLandLord
Free the people from confusion and deception. Are you confusing or deceiving? Teaching to fish? Leading to The Well or a well for routine worship? Are you carrying the cross? Betrayal and doubt? Are you penitent or impenitent about it?
New questions for the next Official Census. Market Research for Love. Report findings and press for more understanding. If you are breathing, you got paid already. No more rewards from heaven on earth, until this mess iah made is renewed, purified and restored to it’s original glory.
Clean up your room, for the next group of test subjects, moderators and participants. Momma said I could knock you out if you don’t! Grounding didn’t work? We may be truly blessed this Christmas… Have Faith in Grace through Mercy. Love can’t help itself. Truth be known. They been watering down the wine… that’s why it is the best in the end. No man has had a hand in it! Following suit… sharing in someone else’s glory.
Naked before the throne and really only half drunk. Ignoring, negating and disparaging the suffering; others are enduring and persevering through. What is Love? But a choice and a conviction? The greatest power of all. A true motivation. Not counterfeit guidance.
Did you read the manual, you were given, with a pure heart; about seeking for truth about money and politics and religion?Tweet