Is the Old testament the history of the Jews?

27 May 2020

It isn’t the history of the Jews. It’s the pre-history of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This is what needs to be understood. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob may have been the ancestors of the Israelites in the flesh, but in the spirit they’re ours. Saint Paul says as much (Gal. 3, 3-9). And the Lord Himself said to the Jews: ‘Don’t think that by saying “We have Abraham as our father”, that that’s of any value, because you don’t live the way Abraham did’.