Thursday, July 2, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Jesus Condemned Jewish Tradition which Paul Calls Fables

For this reason, censure them severely so that they may be sound in their faith, paying no attention to Jewish myths and directives of people subverting the truth (vv.13-14). By Jewish Myths he referred not to the Law but the commentary on the Law proposed by the Jews. The Lord also accused them of this, "Why do you break God's commandment on account of your traditions?"

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on Titus, Chapter 1, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 254 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.