Will Jews begin proclaiming "Long live the king" in the near future?
According to a group of 71 Jewish scholars who met this week in the Old City of Jerusalem in the form of a modern-day Sanhedrin â€“ a duplicate of the religious tribunal which convened during the time of the Second Temple â€“ a coronation day is growing closer.
As one member of the group put it, "We would have liked it to happen yesterday. But we are willing to wait until tomorrow."
There hasn't been a genuine Sanhedrin in Israel for nearly 1,600 years; the last one to be proclaimed was in France, by Napoleon, for political gain. Shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel, religious affairs minister Judah Leib Maimon raised the notion of reinstituting the ancient body, to no avail.
(I see my speech recognition software, got a mind of its own when I left the message before this one. :-( the Bible is the test of what can be done or not, not the traditions of a religious group.)
Lance, this is probably the same view that this "Sanhedrin" has on what they are doing. Protestants who are observant, know that both this group and the Catholic Church are trying to order God around. :-(
Lance, I suppose that I am being just a little nasty, in pointing out that the Catholic Church does this many times, when the priests say they are operating on the flesh and blood of Christ. When the Catholic Church infers that Mary can intercede for Catholic sinners. Prayers for the dead is also is just as foolish. In this case, many wrongs do not make a right.
This group, should have noticed, they will have a physical King whose ancestry can be of no doubt.
'Will Jews begin proclaiming "Long live the king" in the near future?"'
This first sentence in the article shows their error, since the King lives forever.
(AKJV) Luke 1 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
â€śBehold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.â€ť (Jer 23:5-6 AV)