Did Jesus allow the Pharisees to be the final arbiter of right and wrong? No, they sat in the seat of Moses so the law of Moses was the final arbiter for them as it was for Moses.

Jethro Advises Moses

Exodus 18 v 13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening. 14 And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even? 15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God: 16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

Woes to Scribes and Pharisees

(Luke 11:37-54)

Matthew 23 v 1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

So any Jews that you might find in the form of Rabbis, Pharisees, Scribes or whoever, cannot be appealed to willy-nilly to support your laws or the behavior of your idols. The bible or word of God is the final arbiter in all things.

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One Response to Did Jesus allow the Pharisees to be the final arbiter of right and wrong? No, they sat in the seat of Moses so the law of Moses was the final arbiter for them as it was for Moses.

  1. Rubart Subinsar says:

    The Pharisees are supposed to not sit on the seat of Moses because they didn’t believe what Moses wrote of Jesus. Otherwise, they would have strong argument to say that Jesus is a false prophet. This thing of the seat of Moses is one of enigmatic features throughout the New Testament.

    Jesus hates the Jews because they hate him first. Things between them were going okay until the Jews start to feel challenged by the popularity of Jesus. They began with tempting his doctrine whether he is against the Decalogue or not, querying his everyday custom whether he follows the elder tradition of not, suspecting his exorcism, etc.

    The Jewish rejection of Jesus is enough to exclude them from running the court. They undermine the seat of Moses with what they called Oral Law.

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