Bundan sonraİsa halka ve öğrencilerine şöyle seslendi, "Din bilginleri ver Ferisiler Musa'nın kürsüsünde otururlar. Bu nedenle size söylediklerinin tümünü yapın ve yerine getirin, ama onların yaptıklarını yapmayın. Çünkü söyledikleri şeyleri kendileri yapmazlar.And now, a few more words.
- kürsü -- pulpit, professorship, chair. What I'd like to have when I finish my dissertation!
- din bilgin -- religious teacher
- yapmak -- to make or do. yapın -- do this! yapmazlar-- they do not do.
Most people, most of the time, go with the status quo, and the established leaders. A remnant, however, will hear and heed. Isaiah's Job, as Albert J. Nock explained, is to explain "the way of the Lord more perfectly," day by day, essay by essay. Some will hear. "The gospel is like a joke told to a circle of men. And one man smiles." (Ivan Illych) And, when the house of cards comes tumbling down, those who have a better idea will be ready to lead.
A focus of my scholarly and personal interest for the last four decades has been supplanting civilizations, usurping paradigms. Few in first-century Israel heard and heeded the message of Jesus. Today, however, a billion or more of us around the world call Him Lord.