Hebrew Law Reduced

Habakkuk 2:4(b)
…….. but the rigidly just and the uncompromisingly righteous man shall live
By his faith and in his faithfulness.

There is a curious passage in the Talmud (the body of Jewish civil and religious
Law), which says that in the law Moses gave 600 injunctions to the Israelites.

As these might prove too numerous to commit to memory, David brought them
Down to 11 in Psalm 15.

Isaiah reduced these 11 to 6 in his chapter 33: 15.

Micah 6:8 further reduced them to 3; and

Isaiah 56:1, once more brought them down, to 2.

These 2 Amos 5: 4 reduced to 1.

But lest it might be supposed from this that God could be found in the
Fulfillment of the law only;

Habakkuk 2:4 said “The just shall live by his faith”.

William H Saulez in “The Romance of the Hebrew Language (1913)”

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