A verse in the Protestant Bible quotes Jesus' reference to the three main divisions of the Jewish scriptures. Which verse?
#110764. Asked by queproblema. (Nov 14 09 11:52 PM)
Thank you for a good and correct answer, great1. In studying your reference, I learned I've misunderstood one point.|
I had thought that Jesus used "Psalms" as a synecdoche for "Writings," a set of eleven books. Apparently not. The article states,
"Furthermore in Luke 24:44 Jesus approved the Jewish scripture when He mentioned The Law, the Prophets and Psalms. The phrase "the Law and the Prophets" indicates that the third part of the Jewish scripture, the Writings was still open-ended in Jesus' time."
Surprisingly, the best confirming article I've found for this is from a site that calls itself "Internet Infidels":
"In summary, at the time of Jesus, the Bible in Palestine consisted of the five books of the Torah, and the collection of the Prophets. Sometimes a third category was added to these two, the Writings, whose contents were undefined, but contained, at least, most of the books chosen for the later Hebrew bible.
"The third section of the Hebrew bible, the Writings, probably was crystallized about the end of the first century CE."
So that part of the Tanakh was not yet canonized in the early first century.
Your reference is from a Catholic site; I should have said "New Testament" rather than "Protestant Bible."
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