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Rabbi Joshua ben Nehemiah - Agape

Identifier

001900

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Marc Chagall - Rain

 

A description of the experience

Wikipedia

Agape, the word translated as love in the instruction love thine enemy, is referred to some 140 times in the New Testament, and so its meaning is the focus of some debate.

That it appears elsewhere in Greek use tends not to influence the arguments. Barclay translates it as continued benevolence, Tertullian viewed it as referring to charity, and ancient philosophers used it in a sense of universal, all encompassing love …..

This kind of love had a high priority in Early Christianity…………. in Mediterranean society rain is seen as positive, and stating that God “rains upon friend and enemy alike” would have been interpreted as a positive ….

The prominent Rabbi Joshua ben Nehemiah has made similar note of rain's equal treatment of the good and the wicked, and saw it as a sign of God's benevolence.

The source of the experience

Judaism and Kabbalah

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Egg

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

LOVE

Commonsteps

References