Friday, March 23, 2012

Quotable: Moo on the Indivisible Law

As has been often pointed out, the threefold distinction of moral, ceremonial, and civil law as separate categories with varying degrees of applicability is simply unknown in the Judaism of the first century, and there is little evidence that Jesus or Paul introduced such a distinction.

Douglas J. Moo, “ ‘Law,’ ‘Works of the Law,’ and Legalism in Paul,” Westminster Theological Journal Volume 45 (Spring 1983), 85.

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