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Christ's Church  eMagazine
19 October 2014


 

 I recently ran across an interesting bit of information about a real change in Judaism from the times of early Levitical Law until the post-exilic period. The book: Grabbe, Lester L. (2004). The History of the Jews and Judaism in the Second Temple Period, Volume 1: Yehud, the Persian Province of Judah. Continuum. pp. 105 & 312. ISBN 9780567089984 compares the Deuteronomic mandates concerning specific foreigners, e.g. 'Moabites,' with the post-exilic book of Ruth.

The common assumption of Christians is that the Jewish 'Law' was/is a static thing. It wasn't and it isn't. As times, troubles, and locations changed so did quite a variety of aspects of the 'law of Moses and the prophets.'

 j huffman

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