I have hinted in a few blogs in the past that I have written about our views or our perspectives of the scriptures. It is not just of late that it is being mis-viewed, it has been skewed from the 1700’s on with layered with more layers of mis-aliagned perspective.
The angle that which we(christianity) have come from is the one from the New Testament.
This makes our view tainted.
It is when we realize that the story started from the old testament and continued thru the new testament to complete the story. The testament’s or my preference is ‘the covenant’s’ are a continuance not separated storlines. All elements of the scenario’s are inter-related, they build on each other as the story goes on, all the way to the end.
All that to say, the biblical story, is a Jewish story, a Jewish story about people, a Jewish story about people and their God.
Our slate must begin with the Jewish people and their God.
We must read the story in it’s completion only from the standpoint of the jewish story.