Is it not true also that by the time of Jesus, the Torah was held in such high esteem that the Law was considered to have existed from before the Creation. Given that the physical universe was also expected to be destroyed in some circumstances, it is not a difficult thing for a Jew to make such a statement of belief at this juncture in the religious development of Judaism.
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 18:40:44 +0000
Subject: Re: [Synoptic-L] Aphorisms & tone of voice
(A4). It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away
than for one stroke in a letter of the law to be dropped.
Comment by Bruce: This is an extreme legalism
Reply: Might that not depend on the tone of voice used
when spoken? Could that possibly have been one of
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