Ancient Origins of the Hebrew Roots Movement
The Noahide and Mosaic Laws as Seen in the Dead Sea Scrolls
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Genesis 9 teaches that God gave moral law to all nations after the Flood. This is called Noahide Law. The Apostle Paul taught that the Law of Moses, given at Mt. Sinai, was added to Noahide Law to create a government structure for ancient Israel. Gentile nations were never under this Mosaic Covenant and the Mosaic Covenant was set aside for the Jewish believers in Messiah at Jesus’ first coming.
This is taught by Protestants, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox denominations, as well as most major cults. Noahide Law is taught by the ancient church fathers, the Talmud, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and many other ancient manuscripts. It was the doctrine of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Essenes.
In contrast, only the Hebrew Roots Movement believes that Noahide Law never existed and that every single person is required to keep the Law of Moses, the Sabbath, kosher food laws, sacrifices, festivals, circumcision, etc. The Essenes (keepers of the Dead Sea Scrolls) ex-communicated Hebrew Roots believers from their order, calling them heretics.
Chapters in this book show Noahide Law from many sources: the writings of Moses, the rest of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and the epistles of Paul. Ancient sources like the book of Gad the Seer, Seder Olam, and others are also cited. Other chapters include Essene history, Noahide Law throughout history, and error of various hyper-Hebrew Roots groups.