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  1. Jenna

    You are mistaken. These references are not about Jewish nationalism as much as they are about the commandment in Lev 23:40 that palms (among other goodly trees) are used in the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. The Hebrews in Maccabees were unable to celebrate the Feast in Tishri because of the war; now they are celebrating it 25 Chislev as a type of the re-tabernacling of the Glory of the Lord of the restored Temple. The Feasts are not “Jewish”; they are the Lord’s feasts. The tribe of Yehudah was only one of 12, along with a mixed multitude who chose to leave Egypt with the Hebrews at the base of Mt. Sinai receiving these commandments.

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    1. Well, there are a few things to correct. First, images and meantime change. The palm branch became a symbol of nationalism exactly because of their use in feasts (although we might to discuss when the feasts were actually written about and practiced).

      When the Romans saw the rise of the palm branch they saw it has a nationalistic symbol.

      And of course, this doesn’t factor in the concept of church and state where cultic symbols were symbols of nationalism.

      And, yes… They are Jewish.

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  2. Jenna

    Then you’ll be happy to show me in Scripture where it is that says that the tribe of Judah were the ones to practice the moedim and nobody else. Thanks!

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      1. Jenna

        Joel, I was perfectly clear. Perhaps you can’t?

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        1. Can’t what? Show you something because you have defined the words and concepts to give you only the answer you desire? Oh my…

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          1. Jenna

            Save the intellectualism and answer the question. IF you can.


          2. you present an argumentum ad ignorantiam. I realize intelligence is something ‘of the devil’ when it comes to fundamentalism, but it is what it is.

          3. Jenna

            Great deflecting but you still haven’t answered my question. It’s a simple enough thing. Where does it say that the tribe of Yehudah/Judah–aka Jews–are the only ones charged with keeping the commandments?


          4. Oh, so now you want to ask a real question… but not one I ever alluded too. So now it is moving the goal posts.

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