The use of the old testament scriptures by the church of christ has been the subject of some debate from the early church fathers up to the present day the debate is primarily concerned with the question of what writings are truly in the canon of the old testament scriptures. By the time of the fall of babylon in 539 bc, and the return of the jewish exiles to palestine, the core of the hebrew bible was completed the very language of scripture changed as society. Jewish sacred texts jews are known as the people of the book, an appropriate title after the destruction of the second temple in 70 ce and the subsequent exile, sacrifices became impossible and jewish religious life turned to study of the scriptures and prayer in the synagogue.
New testament writers understood and applied old testament texts in unique and insightful ways their theology, guided by the holy spirit, developed out of a perceived coming together of the old testament scriptures with the person of yeshua (jesus) and the kingdom of god he inaugurated. If their writings were being misappropriated as scripture while they were still alive, it seems implausible that they wouldn't take steps to stop the abuse, much in the way paul sought to stop the jewish rituals that the galatian church sought to require. The hebrew bible, or tanakh, is the collection of scriptures making up the bible used by judaism the same books, in a slightly different order, also make up the protestant version of the old testament the order used here follows the divisions used in jewish bibles.
The other new testament writers, in using the greek language, also used the greek forms of god's name, and the name of jesus christ, repeatedly and consistently clearly, therefore, god himself does not disapprove of his name being translated into different human languages. Well, since christianity wasn't officially recognized as a religion, until just before the christian bible was codified, i would say none my guess (and it's only a guess) is that all of the writers of the books of the protestant and the catholic bibles were jewish. Contemporaneously, the authors of the new testament gospels were writing about the jewish apocalyptic prophet whom they believed was the awaited messiah for both the rabbis and the gospel writers, for both ancient jews and ancient christians, the central authoritative text was the torah and the other books we now call the hebrew scriptures. The hebrew bible: the sacred books of the jewish people it's the all-time best-seller, and the no 1 book many would choose as a desert island companion but three-quarters of the christian 'holy bible' read around the globe in over 500 languages is in fact the hebrew bible, in its 'old testament' form.
First it declares that the jewish reading of the bible is a possible one, in continuity with the jewish scriptures of the second temple period, a reading analogous to the christian reading, which developed in parallel fashion (no 22. The influence of greek ideas can be seen in many instances of new testament writing, especially in those parts of the literature that attempt to interpret the christian religion of people whose prior experience was in a gentile rather than a jewish environment. The senses of scripture writers of an earlier age composed their works in a veiled jewish scriptures are obscure or seemingly inconsistent, or. It is no surprise, therefore, that this divine writer relied so heavily on old testament scripture to establish his case matthew has about fifty direct quotations from the old testament in addition there are some seventy-five allusions to old testament events. Jewish tradition adopts the view that every word of holy writ was inspired by the divine spirit this spirit is believed, in every case, to have rested upon a prophet and, consequently, every biblical book was said to have been written by a prophet.
In order to accomplish this daunting task, verses in the hebrew scriptures were altered, misquoted, taken out of context, and mistranslated by the author of the book of matthew in order to make jesus' life fit traditional jewish messianic parameters, and to make traditional jewish messianic parameters fit the life of jesus. The messiah in jewish scriptures the geulah is the time of redemption brought by messiah (mashiach) in traditional judaism, the 'geulah' is the time of redemption brought by mashiach (messiah), when the world will be filled with the knowledge of god as the waters cover the ocean bed. The biblical doctrine of the inspiration of scripture does not require us to conclude that all the books of the bible were written by god dictating to the human authors dictation was one means employed, very often in the prophetic books (eg, the prophet says, the word of the lord came to me saying . He was one of the most skillful defenders of the scriptures of his day his books on christian evidences, and other topics, are still classics and should be circulated widely in the summer of 1893, mcgarvey delivered a lecture on the inspiration of the scriptures before the ymca at the university of missouri.
The authors drew more or less from contemporary jewish ideas, ethics, legends, parables and sayings 1 the new testament writers were not rebellious radicals bent on destroying judaism they worshiped regularly in the temple 2 they were well versed in the jewish scriptures as demonstrated by their numerous references to the prophecies and. The now-dominant orthodox church succeeded in establishing a christian identity that had fully rejected its jewish heritage, had reinterpreted the scriptures in manners that would have been foreign to the apostles, and had absorbed countless pagan ideas while turning a blind eye to many biblical teachings. As the student of scripture well knows, new testament writers were quick to highlight fulfilled prophecy the phrase this was to fulfill what was spoken of by the prophet permeates the pages of scripture.