How did Jesus answer the lawyer?
When the lawyer asked Jesus the question on what he must do in order to attain eternal life, Jesus turned the table on him and asked him what the law says. And the lawyer answered: we must love God, and we must love our neighbor. This was in fact a summation of the law.
Who were the experts in the law in the Bible?
Instead, both the Pharisees and Sadducees were “experts in the law” — meaning, they were experts on the Jewish Scriptures (also known as the Old Testament today). Actually, the expertise of the Pharisees and Sadducees went beyond the Scriptures themselves.
What does the Bible say about judges and lawyers?
Judging Fairly: “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly” (Leviticus 19:15). “Appoint judges and officials… [who] shall judge the people fairly. Do not pervert justice or show partiality.
What was the lawyer’s response when Jesus asked him what is written in the law?
Rather than answering the question he asks the man to answer for himself based on what scripture tells him (Lk 10:26). The lawyer’s response was, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul, and with all your strength….
What did God do Onan?
Like his older brother Er, Onan was slain by God. Onan’s death was retribution for being “evil in the sight of the Lord” and disobeying a direct order from the Lord by being unwilling to father a child by his widowed sister-in-law.
What did Jesus say the most important commandment was?
When asked which commandment is greatest, he responds (in Matthew 22:37): “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind…the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Who are the scribes and Pharisees?
Scribes were a group of common people whose work was to write. Pharisees were known to be religious and political leaders. Their role and profession were to write and perform tasks that were administrative. The Pharisees were an elite class who had a hold over the imposition of the written text.
Who were the Sanhedrin and the Pharisees?
The Pharisees and Sadducees made up the Sanhedrin, a council of seventy men who made all the decisions for the Jews. The tie-breaker was the high priest, who was called the nasee. In modern Hebrew, nasee means president.
What was Nicodemus known for?
In the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches, Nicodemus is a saint. Some modern Christians continue to call him a hero for defending Jesus before the Sanhedrin and helping give him a proper burial. But others Christians call him a coward who kept his faith concealed.