De Moor on Jewish Superstitious Misuse of the Divine Name

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"...the Jews are not able peremptorily to deny Christ’s miracles, but they say that those were accomplished through the correct pronunciation of the Name יהוה/Jehovah, which Christ alone at that time knew. But Christ had learned it, entering the Temple sometimes, where He read that Name inscribed on an אֶבֶן שַׁתִּייָה, or Foundation Stone; and, so that He might not again forget these letters with the rest of the Jews, He wrote them on parchment, and cut the flesh of His thigh, and implanted it there, and immediately, with the Name expressed, the skin coagulated: and, when He had gone outside of the city, with the flesh divided again, He brought out the writing; and, when He had properly assessed the characters, He grasped the Name, by the enunciation of which He then wrought stupendous miracles: how they narrate out of the blasphemous book תולדות ישו, see Toledot Yeshu[3] in WAGENSEIL’S[4] Telis igneis Satanæ, pages 6-11; FINDLAY’S[5] Verdediging der Heilige Schriften tegen de Voltaire, part 2, section 6, pages 164-173. But the frivolities of this sort of the Jews are deservedly rejected as superstitious and blasphemous...

[3] Toledoth Yeshu is a Jewish text, presenting an alternative biography of Jesus. Although drawing upon earlier traditional material, it was probably composed in the ninth century or later.
[4] Johann Christoph Wagenseil (1633-1705) was a German historian and Hebraist.
[5] Robert Findlay (1721-1814) was a minister of the Church of Scotland, serving as Professor of Divinity at Glasgow from 1782 to 1814. He labored in the defense of the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture against the rising tide of Rationalism.

...was surprising and something I did not know beforehand. Superstitions indeed!
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