Thursday, January 6, 2011

Understanding the Pharisees

It's pretty common in Christian circles for us to think of the Pharisees as religious folks who were too concerned and nit-picky about the Jewish Law, in contrast to Jesus Who came to wave the banner of grace. In the following brief interview with Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan (the teacher of my recent class at Reformed Seminary in Jackson, MS) helpfully clarifies how this common understanding misreads the Pharisees and leads us to unintentionally misunderstand the Mosaic Law. Very helpful stuff!

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