The Almighty Of The Living

Matthew 22:23-32

23 That day the Sadducees approached, and they were saying to him{A221}, “There is no life for the dead”, and they asked him,
{A221} The Greek mss. omit “to Him”: “The Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection”, giving the impression the Sadducees said nothing about their belief, but did not believe in resurrection; The Peshitta states that they told:
Y’shua՚ (Aramaic: ܝܫܘܥ), “There is no resurrection of the dead”.

24 And they were saying to him, “Teacher, Moses said to us that if a man dies while he has no sons, his brother may take his wife and raise up seed to his brother.{222}

25 Now, there were seven brothers with us; the first took a wife and he died, and he had no children, and he left his wife to his brother. 

26 Likewise also the second and also the third, even unto the seventh of them. 

27 And after all of them the woman died also.
28 In the resurrection therefore, which of these seven will have the woman, for they all had taken her?”

29 Y’shua՚ answered and he said to them, “You do err, because you do not understand the scriptures, neither the mighty works of Alaha.

30 For in the resurrection of the dead, they do not take wives, neither do men have wives, but they are {A223} LIKE the Messengers of Alaha in Heaven.
{A223} “They are” tells us that the resurrection spoken of here is life after death. Those alive after death are even now as the Messengers (or, ‘angels’), i.e. 'immortal', of Alaha.

31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by Alaha, who said:

32 I AM THE LIVING ALAHA, The Alaha of Abraham, The Alaha of Isaaq, and The Alaha of Jaqob?’{223} He is The Alaha, not of the dead, but of the living.

33 And when the crowds heard, they were dumbfounded at his teaching.

— Matthew 22 – Set Apart Aramaic Scriptures.

{222} Deuteronomy 25:5 and 6. Also note that Khabouris and 1905 have different word orders in this verse, but this has no effect on the meaning.
{223} Ex 3:6; Deut 6:5, Matt 22:37; Lev 19:18, Matt 22:39; Psalm 110:1, Matt 22:44

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