Actually the ENTIRE theology related to the Day of Atonement is post-Biblical.<quoted text>
HughBe--I spoke about reward/punishment and it is to be found in the Torah.
Frijoles----When you understand the Hebrew give me a ring. Then we can talk.
HughBe--- I take that as an attempt at humour. Note, it is not necessary for me to know Hebrew in order to know that there are BLESSINGS/rewards and CURSES/punishments in the scriptures/ Torah. In addition, I believe that the English translation of the following is ACCURATE and so there is no need for me to know Hebrew. The ULTIMATE PUNISHMENT is clearly stated in relation to non-observance of the Day of Atonement.
" For any person who will not be afflicted on that very day, shall be cut off from its people." The Complete Jewish Bible.
Do you think that the rabbis mistranslated the text?
As I stated in the former post. Seder Mo'ed - Tractate Yoma
So all the hoo has about reward and punishment is interesting but totally IRRELEVANT to this holiday.
Dont try to explain my religion, it only makes you look more foolish....