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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 23 2019 2:30 AM

Dale Brueggemann:
On Psalm 1--“Blessed is the one who doesn’t walk in the way of the ungodly, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord and he will be like a tree planted by the water.” He comments on the psalm then says, “Therefore glory be to the Father,” and He identifies the Father as the one who knoweth the way of the righteous. “Glory be to the Son who is the way of the righteous, the man who is blessed, the incarnate Son.” And prosperous in whatever he does, “Glory be to the Holy Ghost who is the wind that scattereth the ungodly as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end.”

There is no Trinitarian distinction or allusion in Psalm 1 and it is grossly mistaken to try to force one in it. To interpret the reference to the wind as an allusion to the Holy Spirit is ridiculous no matter how pious the intention may be. Remember Job's friends who claimed too much and did not, as a matter of fact, glorify God though they thought themselves the defenders of orthodoxy.

Dale Brueggemann:
What "all" means in Luke 24

"All" has a wholistic rather than distributive sense. The gospels themselves illustrate that very well by showing in what sense Jesus is the fulfilment of messianic expectations which originate from the OT. Your question suggests that you need to better understand not only the gospels themselves but also how they relate to the Prophet like Moses tradition, the David paradigm, Isaiah, Daniel, and intertestamental developments. But this can only be learned if one does not start with determination to defend their theological interpretative traditions at all cost. 

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