One of the imageries that Jesus uses to describe Teachers of the Law and Pharisees is ‘whitewashed tombs’ (Matthew 23:27) which ‘look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean’ (v27). Jesus continues to explain that, ‘In the same way, on the outside you appear to … Continue reading Applying Whitewash: The Big Cover-up
One of the greatest rivals of Jesus were the Pharisees and the Sadducees. You could spot them from afar. Their phylacteries (boxes containing Scripture verses) were so wide and they wore them on their foreheads or arms- you would think they were all infected with a chronic tumour. The tassels in their garments were so … Continue reading Is It Lawful?