Yom Kippur Sentiment in the New Testament

From the brother of Yeshua, reported in Josephus and other sources to have been a respected and righteous man in his time:

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to dejection. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.
–James 4:8-10


About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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1 Response to Yom Kippur Sentiment in the New Testament

  1. praesto12 says:

    There is a very peculiar theme through out all of scripture that is one of combining joy and grief. I think this comes through more in the Jewish tradtions than in Christiandom, but I could be wrong. September is such a strange month in relation to the Jewish high holidays. You have the near year which is mostly joyful..sort of..then you have yom kippur which is not joyful….sort of… and then you have sukkot. Such an interesting tradition.

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