BY JONAH DOCTURA | 2017
To understand the New Testament, it is essential that one understand the world of the founders of Messianic or the Way.
Jewish people are not specially familiar with the Old Testament. Most would question whether the Bible was even inspired by G-D.
Most Jewish people are surprised to hear that Yeshua was Jewish and the New Testament was written by Jews.
Jewish people intuitively know that if they were to consider Yeshua, their families and friends would not understand them.
The Will of Elohim is the Teaching of the Torah or Law of Moses for all Israel and also applies to the 'grafted in' from the nations. -Bro. Jonah Doctura, Elder-
Greek vs Hebrew Thought. Greek thought views the world through the mind in an abstract and intellectual way. Ancient Hebrew thought views the world through the senses in a concrete way.
The Written Torah and the Oral Torah. Traditional Judaism believes that when Moses was on Mount Sinai for 50 days and nights writing down the words of the Torah, G-D also provided him with additional explanations that were not explicitly incorporated into the written text.
Oral Torah. The exile was seen as divine punishment for neglect of the law, and accordingly during this period there was eran earnest turning to the law. Detailed exposition of the law appeared in the form of innumerable and highly specific injunctions that were designed to “build a hedge” around the written Torah and thus guard against any possible infringement of the Torah by ignorance or accident.
The Error of their ways. Regarding the Oral Law as more important than the Torah itself. The Mishnah is the basis of the Oral law and its formulation was entirely the work of the sages. There is no suggestion that the text is of divine origin.
Authority of the Rabbis. This doctrine believes that the pharisaic, rabbinical Judaism have absolute authority to interpret Scriptures, but it was commanded in the Torah that we should not add or take away from the Torah.
Incline after the Majority. In the Torah there are It emphasizes that a prophet who prophesies something contrary to the Oral law, even if the Scripture agrees with the prophet, that prophet must be executed.
Tradition of Men. Gal 2:19 For I through the law (Torah) died unto the law (Oral Law) that I might live unto Elohim.
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