Talk:Old Testament

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Perhaps this page should be merged with Torah? That is its proper name, after all.

Actually "Old Testament" is much more proper, since the book was fulfilled by the coming of Jesus.

...several million Jews would rather disagree on that point, but I digress. The title of the book is "Torah", which roughly translates to "Law"; "Old Testament" is incorrect, unless you also want to refer to "Gospel" as "Good News" (the literal translation of the Greek word).--M 12:53, 8 April 2007 (EDT)
Not only Torah. Torah+Nevi'im+Ketuvim = Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible, Old Testament. --Aulis Eskola 09:48, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

I removed the recently added reference to Jesus countermanding Old Testament doctrine and the examples of changes in Christianity dealing with the eating of shellfish and the wearing of different threads in a garment. Some Christian communities do adhere to a kosher diet, and large sections of modern Judaism do not. Also, Jesus does not specifically speak out on these issues. It was a judgement call on whether to keep the "eye for an eye" becoming "turn the other cheek", but in the end this is about the Old Testament and interpretations of the Old Testament, and the teachings of Jesus would probably best be checked up by going to the article on Jesus or some other spinoff. Learn together 22:01, 22 May 2007 (EDT)

Also, Jesus said "Until Heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the law, until all is accomplished" (Matthew 5:18). So the Tanakh will never be countermandated, it was only reinterpreted by the One who set in place in the first place. The Law will always and forever be the Law, only given Grace. -Citizenofheaven 21:12, 27 September 2007 (EDT)