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    The Lord Jesus condemned the scribes and Pharisees about how they followed aspects of the Sinaitic Law.

    Sinaitic Law in Numbers 15:37-41 (NASB)
    37 The Lord also spoke to Moses, saying, 38 “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. 39 It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God. 41 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the Lord your God.”
    Sinaitic Law in Numbers 15:38 (NASB)
    38 “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue.

    Matthew 23:5 (NASB)
    5 But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries1 and lengthen the tassels2of their garments.
    Footnotes:
    #1 Phylacteries are small cases containing scripture texts worn on the left arm and forehead for religious purposes.
    #2 Tassels here in Matthew 23:5 and fringe in the following New Testament verses are the Greek kraspedon which in the New Testament means a fringe, tuft, or tassel.

    However, according to the following scriptures the Lord Jesus dressed in the Jewish tradition with blue tassels (Greek kraspedon) on the corners or on his outer garment or either he wore the shawl with tassels.

    Matthew 9:20 (NASB)
    20 And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe (Greek kraspedon) of His cloak;

    Matthew 14:36 56 (NASB)
    36 and they implored Him that they might just touch the fringe (Greek kraspedon) of His cloak; and as many as touched it were cured.

    Mark 6:56 (NASB)
    56 Wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just touch the fringe (Greek kraspedon) of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured.
    56 Wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just touch the fringe (Greek kraspedon) of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured.
    Luke 8:42-44 (NASB)
    43 And a woman who had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, 44 came up behind Him and touched the fringe (Greek kraspedon) of His cloak, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped.

    Since the blue tassels (Greek kraspedon) were attached to the garments of the Lord Jesus, do you think the Lord Jesus also wore the phylactery as commanded in the Sinaitic Law?

    Sinaitic Law in Deuteronomy 11:18 (NASB)
    “You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.

    Such might make one rethink the artistic representations of the Lord Jesus during his teaching and healing ministry and how antisemitism influences Christian beliefs.
    Last edited by glen smith; August 22nd, 2017, 02:47 PM.
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