Cultural Background to the Hebrew Bible and Updates on a Counter-Missionary Challenge

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Dr. Brown offers lots of examples of fascinating cultural background to the Old Testament, also giving some updates on counter-missionary rabbis who refuse to debate him publicly. Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at (866) 348 7884 with your questions and comments.


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  1. Dr. Brown,
    Listening to today (Sept. 5, 2016)’s Shoftim [Deut 17:1-20], it struck me that the phrase “that he may prolong [יַאֲרִ֣יךְ] his days” [v20] (with the rabbi’s commentary: “‘prolong’ refers to ‘eternal’–i.e., the Davidic Dynasty and Messiah”) is also employed in Isaiah 53 when he declares that the Is 53 figure “will prolong [יַאֲרִ֣יךְ] his days” because he is living to fulfill the will of God [v10] (and “fulfilling God’s will”, or “pleasing God” cannot fall in another category than “God’s Torah”–i.e., the Torah Messiah declares He came to fulfill [Mt 5]).

    What I’m asking is whether this could be used to prove, even if as an ancillary point, that Isaiah 53 is actually the fulfillment of God’s promise of the “prolonging” of the Davidic dynasty into eternity–i.e., to Messiah.

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