Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Speaking of neighbors...

...a woman (or girl) said in a comment something like this:

When Jesus said "love thy neighbor," he meant people living close by.

Um, I guess she thinks Jesus was born here in the U.S. of A.

When he spoke about neighbors he may well have meant those living close by in Israel ~or  like people from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, or Jordan.

Of course, I personally do not know what Jesus said. Do not know the Hebrew or Aramaic languages. The New Testament was probably written in Aramaic or Greek. Due to translations, who knows what word Jesus actually used.  I do believe he meant "the others," persons who had different beliefs or cultures than themselves.

 Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. 

Leviticus 19:18

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