Originally Posted by kerryann
Also the old treatment does not contain the entire Jewish religious texts so don't claim to know their laws and history if you only know the OT. The early church went through many religious "god inspired" texts and decided which ones fit their goals best and excluded what they didn't like.
The way I understand the way they included some text and not others was according to the relevancy of the text, that age of the text and who wrote it.
I have heard the writtings they did not use were writings hundreds of year after the fact.
I would suppose the writtings closer to the actual events would have been more accurate.
It would be like me writing about George Washington today. I'd probably get it all wrong on who he was.