Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Lord and My God! - What does it mean?

Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!

John 20:28

What exactly is Thomas saying here????

Looking this passage up in the Interlinear, we find that the original text says, "You are Kurios (Lord) of me, and You are Theos (God) of me."
http://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/NTpdf/joh20.pdf

What would the Old Testament equivalent be for these terms?

Old Testament Equivalent of Kurios

"When reading the Hebrew text, Adonai is the word that was substituted by the Hebrews for YHWH when YHWH appeared in the text."
"Kurios is also used to translate the Hebrew tetragrammaton YHWH, the name of God revealed to Moses by God (see: YHWH); the interchangeableness of these words (Kurios and YHWH) teaches the Deity of Jesus."
http://embracedbytruth.com/God/Names%20of%20God/Adonai%20and%20Kurios.htm


Old Testament Equivalent of Theos

"In the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Septuagint), where elohim refers to the true God, the singular theos is used."
"Because the NT comes to us in first-century Greek, it does not contain the Hebrew word Elohim. Instead it uses the normal Greek word for "God": Theos."
http://www.hebrew-streams.org/works/monotheism/context-elohim.html


Did Thomas truly say Yahshua Jesus, "You are my YHWH and You are my Elohim."??



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