[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: stumbling stone

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 15 14:50:42 EST 2017


As for "stumbling stone," perhaps it was influenced by "stepping stone."

JL

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The ordinary term, known (I thought) to everyone, is indeed "stumbling
> block," which I doubt has biblical overtones to most people today.
>
> JL
>
> On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:45 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
> RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
>
>> >
>> > Isn't "stumbling block" in the Old Testament, too? (Leviticus 19:14)
>> >
>>
>> Yes, it is, but I'd bet a Kentucky farmer is far more likely to be
>> influenced by the use of the phrase in Christian doctrine than in Jewish
>> doctrine.
>> Which is why I only mentioned the New Testament.
>>
>>
>> > DanG
>> >
>> > On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:21 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
>> RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil>
>> > wrote:
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>> > > > A farmer in Kentucky tells CNN's Poppy Harlow that too many people
>> > > > are
>> > > putting "stumbling stones" in the path of the president.
>> > > >
>> > > > JL
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Probably related to the "stumbling block" of the New Testament.
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