chapter  XI
THE CONTRIBUTION OF JUDAISM
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TheethicalcodeofJudaismislaiddown,ofteninminutedetail, intheLaw.Suchaschemehadmanifestadvantages.Itensured thatthecontentofJewishethicswasconcreteandnotmerely abstract.Afterall,itisbytheirfruitsthatpeopleareknown.But ithaditsdisadvantages.Theemphasiswasonoutwardobservance,andthatwascompatiblewithdecidedlyunethicalinner • 1IoweamajordebtinthischaptertoN.H.Snaith,TheDistinctiveIdeasofthe

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attitudes.HenceJesus,intheSermonontheMount,restatesthe commandmentswithadeeperinsightandaninwardemphasis.