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BlueSkies
BlueSkies
9 years ago

There are many, many references to reincarnation in both the New and Old. According to Ecclesiasticus 41:8-9, Solomon wrote, “Woe be unto you, ungodly men, which have forsaken the law of the most high God: for if you increase it shall be to your destruction. And if you be born, you shall be born to a curse.” From the website http://www.adishakti.org/_/reincarnation_in_the_old_testament.htm: “Flavius Josephus, born 37 C.E., died after 93 C.E., is the most well known Jewish historian. He was a Pharisee, born Joseph ben Matthias who served as a commander in Galilee in the Jewish revolt against Rome in 66… Read more »

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9 years ago

There aren’t any. The Jewish understanding of God’s justice and mercy in the afterlife, which included a form of purgatory, does not sit well with Protestantism, which is why Luther threw out that book from the Bible. In order to discredit the book of Macabees, Protestants are now resorting to cheap rumors about something that is not there.

John_D
John_D
9 years ago

The only thing I can think of is 2 Maccabees 12:40-45, although scholars generally consider this a reference to the resurrection of the dead at the end of time: “Now under the coats of every one that was slain they found things consecrated to the idols of the Jamnites, which is forbidden the Jews by the law. Then every man saw that this was the cause wherefore they were slain. All men therefore praising the Lord, the righteous Judge, who had opened the things that were hid, betook themselves unto prayer, and besought him that the sin committed might wholly… Read more »

Joe Bloe
Joe Bloe
9 years ago

Don’t know about Macabees, but certainly in the book of Daniel.

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