When it comes to distinctively Jewish practices, how much did the “average Jew” care about keeping these traditions? The great majority of Jews, comments N. T. Wright, “cared sufficiently about their god, their scriptures, and their Jewish heritage to take a fair amount to trouble over the observance of at least biblical law” (Jesus and the Victory of God, 213-214). Thi would certainly be true for the practice of Sabbath in the Second Temple period.Past posts in Phil Long's series on the Second Temple Period are noted here and links.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
READING ACTS: Core Beliefs of Second Temple Judaism: Sabbath.