NOUVELLES DE JÉRUSALEM - Pâques 2017

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Les Nouvelles de Jérusalem sont une revue d'informations de l'École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem, 2 à 3 fois par an, elles donnent un aperçu des travaux en cours en exégèse comme en archéologie, ici à Jérusalem. En voici le premier numéro couleurs en ligne. Les articles alternent français et anglais.

The Nouvelles de Jérusalem is an information review of the École Biblique et Archéologique française de Jérusalem, 2-3 times a year, they give an overview of the work in progress in both exegesis and archeology, here in Jerusalem. Here is the first color edition online. Articles are sometimes in French sometimes in English.

This brief introduction is not a

place where all the passages can

mentioned. Let me just indicate

some conclusions from Is 2.

Light appears as a metaphor of

knowledge. In the Scriptures

knowledge is never purely

speculative; it always conditions

ethical behaviour. The already

mentioned text of Is 2:5 speaks

about the “light of Yhwh” in a

parallel to Teaching, i.e. Torah.

Nevertheless, in this very first verse

one immediately understands that

a single explanation is reductive,

incomplete, and hence false. Does

light stand for the moral law, the

written Torah, ethical behaviour,

or perhaps Yhwh Himself ?

Moreover, we encounter this

invitation to walk in the light in

the context of speaking about the

last days. It is therefore the light

of the last day, when the world is

transformed and God recognised by

all the nations. What conclusions

can one deduce from such a cluster

of ideas? Since light is indeed a

symbol, it cannot be pinned down

just to one single abstract notion,

instead its very function is to reveal

the necessary connections between

diverse realities. One “walking

in the light of Yhwh” already

participates in the wonders of the

last days. Is 2:5 functions both

as a promise and an exhortation.

If I the reader follow the light,

that is if I follow the Teaching,

6 Lettre aux amis de l’ÉBAF - N° 93 - Pâques 2017

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