I’ve always found it strangely coincidental that the Lord always says
things that anyone living in the time period of the sacred book could have known
– and ditto for the Lord’s ethical teachings. But I guess for a
Bronze Age desert dweller sacrificing an animal or only enslaving people from
other tribes (and not your fellow Hebrews, unless it’s your daughter) was
a step in the right direction.Personally, I would be more impressed
with these books if they contained anything related to chemistry, computation,
atomic structure, electricity, the actual creation story, biology, etc. –
even if the utterances were couched in mystical and metaphoric language.
Is there a difference between ot and nt? The lord does what is best for his
children at the time. There are soft instances in OT and harsh NT. The word to
describe illegitemete children is found in NT though Mike Reagan found out there
was a difference when he was called a profane name in grade school. If you read
both no difference.