The Targum of Deut 12:5 has Gods shekinah dwell in the sanctuary rather than His name.The threat in Hos 5:6 that Yahweh will withdraw from Israel becomes in the Targum a threat that He will cause His shekinah to ascend to heaven and depart from men.The Son of God Jesus had a human body, but Christians do not worship His body in any way.His flesh was like the curtains of the Tabernacle or like the stone walls of the Temple.it absolutely IS idolatry to worship a human being) and to his acceptance or openness to the Messianic claims of Jesus.Secondly, we should note that there are a couple of separate-but-related points in here: (1) is the worship of Jesus idolatry since it is (allegedly) worship of a human; (2) are images of the body of Jesus in a church a violation of the commandment against making images/representations of God--especially human images (3) is God immaterial and without a Form.As an intermediary between the pentateuchal and prophetic use of tenting and the use of tenting in the Prologue we may call attention to passages in the Wisdom Literature where Wisdom is said to tent or make her dwelling among men.
21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. The Fathers glory in the Tabernacle (Exod 38) was now present in Jesus Christ (; 28, 41; ). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.] "Into that condition of human weakness the Logos pitched his tent (ἐσκήνωσεν, from σκηνή, tent) and revealed his glory (cf.
In Rev the verb skēnoun is used of Gods presence in heaven, while in 21:3 the great vision of the heavenly Jerusalem echoes the promise of the prophets, He will dwell [skēnoun] with them, and they shall be His people.
Thus, in dwelling among men, the Word anticipates the divine presence which according to Revelation will be visible to men in the last days.
He also has said that He could see that Jesus was the messiah, but to worship a human person is Idolatry since God is Immaterial, and has no Form.
First, I commend your friend for his commitment to Torah (i.e.