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Tag Archives: Law of Moses
The Nation of Israel was not a nation of laws, but of direct divine rule. Neither God nor Moses legislated; the Covenant was not fixed. It was merely the written expression of the Sovereign’s will, a revelation of His divine … Continue reading
Jesus has been teaching and explaining how the Covenant was aimed at allowing fallen people, kicked out of Eden, to find their way back through the Flaming Sword. The whole purpose of the ritual law was to provoke genuine penitence, … Continue reading
Note: We are passing over a large amount of material duplicated in Matthew and Luke. There is nothing in this passage offering a hint to the legal status of the estate the man asked Jesus to arbitrate. The most common … Continue reading
The entire identity of Israel was bound up in the Covenant. It was not in just the Law as written by Moses, but all of the implications of that Law. Further, it was not found in Hellenistic analysis underlying the … Continue reading
We depart from Matthew’s Gospel at this point. There is really nothing I can add now to the previous work I’ve done explaining Matthew 24 and 25. You can reread them at your leisure on the static site. We jump … Continue reading
Jesus continues His condemnation of the Scribes and Pharisees. This time we examine three short items not often understood very well by Western Christians. Jesus came as the Messiah to restore the ancient ways of the Covenant. His teaching was … Continue reading