By Georges Dumezil
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With Matt. : compare Sir. : . The Hebrew Scriptures in the Church representatives of the Synagogue challenged the Septuagint only where they disliked Christian appeals to prophecies. Nevertheless he himself used a corrected Septuagint text for the Twelve minor Prophets. Aquila Disputations between Church and Synagogue moved Origen in the third century to a vast undertaking, his Hexapla, juxtaposing the Hebrew in transliteration, the Septuagint, and three or more other versions, among which special value was attached to that by Aquila.
F. In Paul’s first letter to Corinth, the temple of God is either the believer’s body (: ) or the believing community (: ). In the epistle to the Hebrews (: ) the sacrifice to embrace and supersede all sacrifices is the self-offering of Jesus whereby as eternal high priest after the order of Melchizedek (superior to the Levitical line) he has entered the holy of holies in heaven. God’s house, as in Paul, is the community of the Church (: ). The destiny of the wandering people of God is a sabbath rest analogous to God’s rest on the seventh day of creation week.
The traditions of the Jerusalem Christians were regarded elsewhere as authoritative.