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Quote BMZ Replybullet Topic: A question to all my Christian friends
    Posted: 31 December 2006 at 3:52am

Muslim friends are welcome too.

Everytime, I discuss the Jewish Holy Scriptures or the Christian Old Testament with my Christian friends, I am always told that the past scriptures are full of prophecies about Jesus and that is where we are supposed to look for him as he had been foretold in almost every chapter, Isaiah in particular.

Of course, when we read the Jewish Holy Scriptures, we do not find Jesus at all.

My question: Is there a single prophecy about Paul in the Jewish Holy Scriptures or the Christian Old Testament? If the NT had to have so much material and teaching from Paul who overran Jesus in teaching, there should have been some prophecies about Paul too. I  find nothing.

Eid Mubarak & a Happy New Year

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Quote Reepicheep Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2006 at 7:07am

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> Paul who overran Jesus in teaching,

Examples?

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Quote BMZ Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2006 at 7:40am

Happy New Year, Reepicheep

No answer to my question?

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Quote Reepicheep Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2006 at 7:45am
What is your question?  And what does the phrase "overran Jesus in teaching" mean?
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Quote BMZ Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2006 at 7:52am

 

"What is your question?  And what does the phrase "overran Jesus in teaching" mean?"

My question: Is there a single prophecy about Paul in the Jewish Holy Scriptures or the Christian Old Testament?

The phrase "overran Jesus in teaching" means that he taught far more than what Jesus did and what Jesus did not.

Paul overshadows Jesus in the NT interms of letters, speeches and stories.

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Quote BMZ Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2006 at 7:58am

The reason I asked that question is:

For Paul to have spoken so much about a person and his teachings, a person whom he never met, there should have been some prophecies about Paul in the past scriptures instead of relying on his own story or testimony given in the NT.

Of course, I am not suggesting that Paul was the spirit of truth or the holy spirit or the Comforter or the advocate.

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Quote superme Replybullet Posted: 31 December 2006 at 10:43pm
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My question: Is there a single prophecy about Paul in the Jewish Holy Scriptures or the Christian Old Testament? If the NT had to have so much material and teaching from Paul who overran Jesus in teaching, there should have been some prophecies about Paul too. I  find nothing.

It is logical question. The Paul writings and the OT writings are both such large volumes, by right the OT should say something about him.

I am so eager to hear any opinion on this.

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Quote DavidC Replybullet Posted: 01 January 2007 at 1:08am
But Paul did meet Jesus. Or, more accurately, Saul met Jesus.

Why get in a fret about prophecy when there are miracles? The next question will be since the Qu'ran clearly demonstrates that miracles exist and can be performed by prophets, why didn't Muhammad do any?

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