Disputations on the Judicial Laws of Moses by Johannes Piscator

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  1. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

    Howdy y'all,

    I've completed my first translation project! Thank you Backwoods and Wayne for assisting with the proofing!

    George Gillespie, a Scottish Delegate recommended Johannes Piscator's Appendix on Exodus 21-23 in glowing terms:

    This Appendix has been separately translated by yours truly, and published here:


    Disputations on the Judicial Laws of Moses by Johannes Piscator, Translated by Adam Jonathan Brink




    This is the first in what I hope, God willing, will be a series of translations of Gillespie's source documents (to include Beza, Voetius and Junius, God willing).

    I pray you enjoy this work, if you are able to purchase it.

    Cheers,
     
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  2. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

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  3. sastark

    sastark Puritan Board Graduate

    Adam, could you give a little biographical information about Piscator for those of us (like me) who are unfamiliar with him?
     
  4. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

    From the preface:

    I hope that helps.

    Cheers,
     
  5. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

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  6. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

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  7. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

    For those who may be interested.
     
  8. Peairtach

    Peairtach Puritan Board Doctor

    Does Piscator add anything "new" to the theonomy debate e.g. new (stronger) arguments/perspectives?

    Congratulations on translating this, from the Latin (?) I assume. Are you a scholar of ancient languages?
     
  9. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

    Richard,

    Piscator lends color to what Gillespie, and those convinced by his arguments would have meant by the "General Equity" of the Mosaic Judicials, and from that perspective, I think he lends light to the original intention of the Westminster Assembly. From that perspective I think his work is valuable in establishing the "context" for the WCF's teaching on the Judicials.

    Piscator's arguments, although not identical, very closely resemble those of Greg Bahnsen, for example. However, feel free to read, and offer your own input on the matter.

    Indeed, it was translated out of Latin. Scholar is a rather strong term to use for my skill level.

    Cheers,
     
  10. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

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  11. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

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  12. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

    Anyone else interested in what a book said that influenced the Westminster Assembly in some way had to say about the judicial laws of Moses?

    :bueller:
     
  13. Scott

    Scott Puritan Board Graduate

    Did Piscator or others deal with the detailed application of Mosaic Law? Bahnsen mostly defended the idea of using the Mosaic Law, but the details were usually not addressed.
     
  14. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Reminder. If you want to discuss Piscator's views of the Mosaic law that is fine, but if you want to discuss Piscator in relation to Theonomy do so in the Theonomy sub forum. :judge:
     
  15. Scott

    Scott Puritan Board Graduate

    Great, that is fine. I am not interested in talking about Theonomy. I am curious about an analysis of the details of the judicial Law.
     
  16. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    How exactly do the Mods define "Theonomy"? There seems to be very little wiggle room in this regard. You mention the word "judicial" all of a sudden threads need locked away with the key thrown away.
     
  17. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor



    Scott,

    Piscator gives illustrations of the application of the judicial laws.

    They are not extensive, but they are helpful.

    Cheers,
     
  18. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    That sounds like a post for the "theonomy" forum! Would you like to start a thread?
     
  19. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    :agree:
     
  20. tcalbrecht

    tcalbrecht Puritan Board Junior

    "That since the term 'theonomy' in its simplest definition means 'God's Law', the General Assembly affirms the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 19, and Larger Catechism, Question 93-150, as a broad but adequate definition of theonomy." Minutes 7th General Assembly of the PCA, 1979, 7-49, III, 22, p. 115
     
  21. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    The moderators will determine when to move threads regardless of definitions of words in other contexts Tom.
     
  22. tcalbrecht

    tcalbrecht Puritan Board Junior

    Just looking for a just call. :D
     
  23. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    We do what we can Tom. The EP forum is moderated and we move things to that when the subject comes up and folks understand why given the history of discussions on PB. The same thing with Theonomy. It has to do with contentions and contentiousness as it has played out on this board on these subjects.
     
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