Monday, January 09, 2012

Tebow, 3:16, and Geula

Tim Tebow has done it again.  Amazingly, he defeated another team in overtime.  This time, the Steelers.

In the game, Tebow threw for 316 yards, averaging 31.6 yards per completion.

Many X-tian believers point to one of their so-called New Testament books in Chapter 3 verse 16, which talks about Oto Ha'Ish...yada yada yada.

I would say a better verse to use is one from this week's Perasha - Shemot 3:16

לֵךְ וְאָסַפְתָּ אֶת-זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתֵיכֶם נִרְאָה אֵלַי, אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקֹב, לֵאמֹר:  פָּקֹד פָּקַדְתִּי אֶתְכֶם, וְאֶת-הֶעָשׂוּי לָכֶם בְּמִצְרָיִם

Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, hath appeared unto me, saying: I have surely remembered you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt.
This verse is where Moshe Rabbeinu is revealed by the secret code of פקד פקדתי to identify him as the redeemer (see this post).  If Tebow wants to be identified as a redeemer of the Broncos, he needs to attach himself with this verse, not the one in the so-called New Testament.

In the past, Moshe Rabbeinu delivered us and we scored a victory from the stealers of Jewish dignity - the Egyptians.  In the future, Mashiah will use a different code to redeem us late in overtime from deep in our own territory and bring us to the Promised Land.  May this future that awaits us occur speedily in our days.  Amen.


At Mon Jan 09, 07:21:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mourning of Zechariah 12:10 will be very intense !!!

At Mon Jan 09, 10:03:00 PM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, the gematriya for "Yeshu" is 316...

At Tue Jan 10, 08:18:00 AM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do realize that the perekim breaks are a Xtian invention and therefore the specific contents of Shmot 3:16 are meaningless in this context.

At Tue Jan 10, 08:53:00 AM 2012, Anonymous Bob Miller said...

Tebow's success or the lack of it is not our concern.

At Tue Jan 10, 03:40:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

Yes, Anonymous 8:18. I very much realize this. The post is LeShitatam.


I used to agree with you, but it's getting so out of hand already that I think we need to counter it with something.

At Tue Jan 10, 03:48:00 PM 2012, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I find it interesting that in the Redemption from Egypt, first there was Zechirah (2:24) and then there was P'kidah in the above verse. Yet, according to the Zohar on VaYera in the final redemption, first there is P'kidah and then there is Zechirah. This is something worth looking into.

This is especially important because Zechirah usually refers to remembering the deeds of our ancestors while P'kidah refers to doing an accounting, a kind of balance sheet with our mitzvot and suffering on one side and our aveirot on the other side.

At Mon Jan 16, 08:22:00 AM 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Brady and his Patriots put Tebow's skills into perspective.


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