Neofiti Numbers 14:11


7 And they spake to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying: The land, which we passed through to explore it, is a good land, most exceedingly. 8 If the Lord hath pleasure in us, even He will bring us into this land, and give us the land which produceth milk and honey. 9 Only be not rebellious against the Word of the Lord, nor be afraid of the people of the land, for they are delivered into our hand; their strength is departed from them, and the Word of the Lord is our helper: fear them not. 10 But all the congregation said that they would stone them with stones. And the Glory of the Lord was revealed at the tabernacle of ordinance, unto ail the children of Israel. 11 And the Lord said to Mosheh, How long will this people provoke Me, and how long will they disbelieve in My Word, for all the signs which I have wrought among them? 12 I will smite them with the pestilence and consume them; and will make of thee a people greater and stronger than they.

John 12:37

New Testament

36 While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them. 37 Although Jesus had performed so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him, 38 so that the word of the prophet Isaiah would be fulfilled. He said, “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 39 For this reason they could not believe because again Isaiah said, 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn to me, and I would heal them.” 41 Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s glory and spoke about him.

 Notes and References

"... It has been argued that the Fourth Gospel's use of logos may parallel a divine name translation device in the Targums. The Aramaic terms 'memra' and 'word' are often substituted for 'God.' 'Memra of the Lord' is not only a substitution for the tetragrammaton (YHWH), but implies a more thorough theology of the name of God, especially with the more recently discovered Targum Neofiti dated earlier from Palestine. In our comparisons (e.g., Divine Presence), we will note a combination of the targumic Word with Shekinah, glory, or the glory of the Shekinah (compare John 1:14). Related to Memra or Memer (e.g., as Divine Creator) is dibbera (feminine of Hebrew dabar, 'word' e.g., used in Seeing God, Descent of the Spirit). Although some of our comparisons may be merely formal or incidental, others may reflect similar language and expressions originating from a common milieu ..."

Puskas, Charles & Robbins, Michael Conceptual Worlds of the Fourth Gospel: Intertextuality and Early Reception (p. 97) Cascade Books, 2021

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