I stumbled upon a WND article with a ton of replies from evangelicals etc. and some catholic replies and noted one in particular kept on referring to this “Tanakh” and how Paul was using this as a resource? for his teachings. I may have it wrong but that is the gist.
Tanakh - canon of the Hebrew Bible. One definition is found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanakh
This is what part of his contribution to the comment/quote:
“Moreover, as for you [Timothy], continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you to salvation through faith in Messiah Yeshua. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:14-17
Korruptor: Paul certainly wasn’t referring to an as-yet unwritten and uncanonized New Testament. Thus your point is invalidated by the very Bible you referenced, as Paul clearly states that the Tanakh, in and of itself, was capable of instruction to salvation, defining of righteousness, edification, almost like Paul took Messiah’s word literally, “God’s word is truth” (John 17), or God’s word, “Every word of God is flawless” (Pro 30:5) / “Your righteousness is everlasting your Torah is truth” (Ps 119:142).
This particular poster is well read but caustic. Oh how I wished this person could be silenced. He , among others, are interminably anti catholic but would love to silence them.
I’m a catholic with fairly limited catholic education except for some light reading, not a scholar by any means.
Does anyone have a clue as to what this guy is talking about or is this not a good question to pose? Anyone with experience with Old Testament studies as it relates to the early church?