Observance of food lawsLev 3:17See alsoLev 7:22-27; Lev 11:1-47; Lev 17:10-14; Ac 15:29 While food restrictions were not a requirement of the gospel, Gentile believers are here asked to respect the scruples of Jewish Christians in those areas that were traditionally important to them.
Division between Jews and GentilesAc 10:28See alsoMt 10:5; Mt 15:21-28 pp Mk 7:24-30 Jesus Christ restricted his earthly ministry in general to the people of Israel, but instigated a mission to the Gentiles after his resurrection; Jn 18:28
The problem of Jewish exclusiveness among the first Christians
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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