(LD) - Teachings for the New Jerusalem on the Lord

LD 9

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9. That by the Law in a wider sense are meant all things written by Moses in his five books, is evident from the following passages. In Luke:
Abraham said to the rich man in hell, They have Moses and the Prophets, let them hear them; if they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead (16:29, 31).
In John:
Philip said to Nathanael, We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and the Prophets did write (1:45).
In Matthew:
Think not that I am come to loosen the Law and the Prophets; I am not come to loosen, but to fulfill (5:17).
All the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John (11:13).
In Luke:
The Law and the Prophets were until John since then the kingdom of God is evangelized (16:16).
In Matthew:
All things whatsoever that ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets (7:12).
Jesus said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; on these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets (22:37, 39, 40).
In these passages, "Moses and the Prophets," and "the Law and the Prophets," mean all things that have been written in the books of Moses and in the books of the prophets.
That "the Law" specifically means all things that have been written by Moses, is further evident from the following passages. In Luke:
When the days of her purification, according to the Law of Moses, were fulfilled, they brought Jesus to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord; as it is written in the Law of the Lord: Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord; and to offer a sacrifice, according to that which is said in the Law of the Lord: A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons. And the parents brought Jesus into the temple, to do for Him after the custom of the Law. And when they had performed all things according to the Law of the Lord (2:22-24, 27, 39).
In John:
Moses in the Law commanded us that such should be stoned (8:5).
The Law was given by Moses (1:17).
From these passages it appears that where such things are spoken of as are written in the books of Moses, they are sometimes called "the Law," and sometimes "Moses."
(So also in Matt. 8:4; Mark 10:2-4; 12:19; Luke 20:28, 37; John 3:14; 7:19, 51; 8:17; 19:7.)
Many things that were commanded also, are called by Moses "the Law," as:
Concerning the burnt-offerings (Lev. 6:9; 7:37).
Concerning the sacrifices (Lev. 6:25; 7:1-11).
Concerning the meat-offering (Lev. 6:14).
Concerning leprosy (Lev. 14:2).
Concerning jealousy (Num. 5:29, 30).
Concerning the Naziriteship (Num. 6:13, 21).
And Moses himself calls his books "the Law:"
Moses wrote this Law, and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who bare the ark of the covenant of Jehovah; and he said to them, Take the Book of this Law, and put it at the side of the ark of the covenant of Jehovah (Deut. 31:9, 11, 26). It was placed at the side, because within the ark were the tables of stone, which in a restricted sense are the Law. Afterwards the books of Moses are called "The Book of the Law:"
And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the Book of the Law in the house of Jehovah. And when the king had heard the words of the Book of the Law, he rent his garments (2 Kings 22:8, 11; 23:24).


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