Jesus and the Talmud - The Two Talmuds.
September 30, 2006
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB.
I am here, Jesus.
There is some confusion in your mind about the two Talmuds.
Well, the Palestinian Talmud was written down after my death, and the Babylonian Talmud, later still.
This does not change the fact that they had exactly the same source in the thinking of the rabbis. You have more access to the latter, so I am drawing on that version in these sermons.
Yes, the two Talmuds can present different thoughts, but the same values pervaded them both, and both had a common source in the profound caring about how to live life correctly according to the Hebrew God. It is this beautiful value system that I am emphasizing, in showing that my values were akin to theirs.