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PostSubject: Why buy a sword?   Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:41 pm

Luke 22:36 NRSV He said to them, "But now, the one who has a purse must take it, and likewise a bag. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one."

Luke 22:38 NRSV They said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." He replied, "It is enough."

What's the purpose for the sword?
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PostSubject: Re: Why buy a sword?   Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:46 pm

ScriptureZealot wrote:
What's the purpose for the sword?
Swords are used to hack people into small pieces Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Why buy a sword?   Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:41 am

The "sword" is an allegorical reference to the Bible, e.g. the word of God, right? study
That's a great reference verse for those of us with more than two Bibles to consider... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Why buy a sword?   Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:42 am

what about that scene in Joan of Arc...
at the end where she talks about finding the sword in the field?

i couldn't find the real clip... but this about sums it up:




if anyone finds the full clip... i'd like to laugh again... give us a good idea of why a sword...
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PostSubject: Re: Why buy a sword?   Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:34 pm

ElShaddai is Jesus just humoring them in v. 38?

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I like the YouTube video. That could apply to a lot of things.
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PostSubject: Re: Why buy a sword?   Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:20 pm

ScriptureZealot wrote:
ElShaddai is Jesus just humoring them in v. 38?

Probably, but I have no idea - my whole post was tongue in cheek. You can do so many weird things with allegory - two swords, two commandments, two words of God.

Seriously though, I do take the two-edged sword proceeding from the mouth of Christ in Revelation 19 as an image of the gospel message, the word of God. It's one way to argue that we're not yet to the millennium (if you read Revelation in sequence) - Christ is still conquering with his "sword".
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PostSubject: Re: Why buy a sword?   Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:57 pm

Sorry I totally missed the tongue in cheek thing. I wasn't paying attention. The two swords thing was good.

Hebrews 4:12 HCSB For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any two-edged sword,
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PostSubject: Re: Why buy a sword?   Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:32 pm

Just checked a commentary. Jesus includes swords in a list of items for travelers to take with them. In Roman times, a sword was carried by travelers as a means of self defense against robbers. It brings to mind one of my favorite Clint Eastwood quotes:

"You just shot an unarmed man!"
"Well I guess he should have armed himself."

Verse 38, when Jesus replies, he is saying that he is done having the conversation. Perhaps implying that the disciples misunderstood him originally.

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