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"You have heard it said...."
on July 18, 2015
This is a purely secular treatment. It is an interesting but not compelling treatment. I have not completed the book but may pick it up again in the future. I think the real rational for the two Talmuds is given by Jesus Christ when He repeatedly says. "You have heard it said...but I say unto you...." The Torah was twisted by the Pharisees so that they might claim they kept the Law and feel themselves superior to their fellows. Yeshua Mashiach (Jesus Christ) revealed the Law's true spiritual meaning, requirements and purpose thereby also revealing the duplicity and deception of the Pharisees' Oral Law and traditions which became the basis of the Talmuds and the rabbinical religion of Judaism.
But the writer of Psalm 119:140, under inspiration of the Ruach Ha Kodesh, the Holy Spirit, testifies, "Thy Word is very pure therefore thy servant loveth it." The writers of the Tanach, the Bible, were so controlled by the Holy spirit that whatever they wrote was purged from any and all human deficiencies. This control applies to every word so that the Scripture is inerrant and verbally inspired throughout. In Psalm 18:30 King David states, "As for God His way is perfect: The Word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler(shield) to all those that trust in Him."
Proverbs 30:5 records, "Every word of God is pure( refined and purified in a spiritual furnace, as it were, so that any and all contaminants have been purged out leaving only the pure element): He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him." The Bible is God's pure Word; the Talmud is admixture that alloys human error to God's pure Word causing confusion and obfuscation and doubt. There was no Talmud or Oral Law, so called, prior to the Exile and Dispersion: there was only the Hebrew Bible or Tanach: God's pure Word.