Jesus declared that his advent marked the turning point in value, saying "If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin; but now they have no cloak for their sin" If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: ġ (John 15.22-24). Apparently, the theological contradiction between the scribes and Pharisees who believed in the law given by Moses and Jesus who claimed to be the son of God led Jesus to crucifixion. However, it should be the Jesus bnew doctrine and value, which actually compelled him to his death, since Jesus had no reason to manifest as the son of God if it were not for the new doctrine and value. The ethical and logical contradictions between Jesus and the law given by Moses seem to be the causa magna of Jesus death on the cross. The structural analysis of the law given by Moses in terms of ethics as well as logic is needed for clarifying the contradiction. In an attempt to clarify the ethical value of the Hebrew Bible, its ethical concepts and logic were analyzed within the perspective of comparison with the ethical structure of the Kanun. It has been found that Jesus preaching was logically contrariwise with the ethical value of the Hebrew Bible. Jesus was crucified on account that he could not abide by the law given by Moses. Furthermore, the metaphysical and theological aspects of the Hebrew Bible were discussed.
Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Kyushu University, Japan
Stream: Philosophy - Philosophy and Religion
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