Antimissionaries be like… Yeshua didn’t believe in Rabbinic authority, Episode 23


Episode 23

Matthew 23:1–3
כג אָז דִבֵּר יֵשׁוּעַ אֶל הֲמוֹן הָעָם וְאֶל תַּלְמִידָיו. 2 אָמַר לָהֶם׃ ״הַסּוֹפְרִים וְהַפְּרוּשִׁים יוֹשְׁבִים עַל כִּסֵּא מֹשֶׁה. 3 לָכֵן כָּל אֲשֶׁר יֹאמְרוּ לָכֶם עֲשׂוּ וְשִׁמְרוּ, (דברים יז׳ י׳–יב׳) אַךְ כְּמַעֲשֵׂיהֶם אַל תַּעֲשׂוּ, כִּי אוֹמְרִים הֵם וְאֵינָם עוֹשִׂים. (מלאכי ב׳ ז׳–ח׳)

The Pharisees taught that the Torah had been given to the community for the purpose of community and therefore any competent person was capable of interpreting it, but that Rabbinical authority was paramount (Devarim / Deuteronomy 17:9-12). Yeshua also taught that Rabbinical authority was paramount (Matthew 23:1-3). This is a good indication that Yeshua viewed the Pharisaic doctrines and teachings as acceptable and authoritative.