Sorry but I don't buy that crap. The scripture subject was talkign about the serpent bruising Christ's heel. God stated that the serpent would bruise Christ's heel ( the crucifixion) and Christ would in turn bruise or crush the serpents head (Ezekiel 28). Now how the RCC managed to insert the woman into the fray is beyond me. Well actually it isn't. Christ needs no help from the woman nor anyone else to crush the serpents head.<quoted text>
Yawn...The differences result from the ambiguity of the Hebrew as to who will do the crushing and whose heel will be struck at. The pronouns in question refer to the preceding subject in the sentence; however, there are two subjects, the woman and her seed.It takes a neutral path (seed is grammatically neutral),she assumes that it refers to the woman, and he assumes that it refers to the seed, whom we know to be Jesus Christ. Jerome, perhaps based on the Septuagint, or theological considerations, we dont know, chose to translate it is as she. Most modern translations choose he. Some translations use it.
When Pope John Paul II published the latest version of the Vulgate in 1999, the Latin reflects this ambiguity. It says ipsum conteret(he or it will crush), as does what follows eius calcaneum(his to its heel). While his promulgation of the Vulgate merely confirms the ambiguity of the scholarly trend, it is not one that should trouble Catholics. If the text says,he shall crush the head of the serpent and it shall strike at his heel, it merely affirms what the Catholic faith has always affirmed, the defeat of Satan is the work of Christ. In this, Marys role as his singular cooperator, as the Woman, the New Eve, is contained, not diminished. As many saints and mystics have said, her role will be uniquely important preceding the Second Coming, as it was preceding the First. That role depends on who and what she is in salvation history, and not on this text.
The RCC has more excuses and attempts at explanation than a man about to go to jail.
I get the feeling that this new Pope, considering how he is stirring up the RCC lately, anyday now will announce that homosexuality, women priests and many other ills that the RCC supposedly is against will state that these sins are okay. And if he does there won't be much the RCC members can say against it because they claim that he has the key to the kingdom of heaven and whatever he loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Now won't that be a hoot,LOL?
I will warn those that are aware of the folly of the RCC to WATCH AS WELL AS PRAY. I believe that the doo doo is about to hit the fan. This age is quickly drawing to a close.