Paul's Separation Of The Hebrew Scriptures

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insisted on interpreting Jesus as the fulfillment of promises made in the Hebrew Scriptures. Only Paul understood it. This is why he had such a struggle with those other Christians who insisted on the need to obey the law of the Old Testament.
Having rejected the Hebrew Scriptures as the word of a lesser God, Marcion found it necessary to put something else in the place. This was his own version of what we now call the New Testament. Its core was the corpus of Paul's epistles, joined to the Gospel of Luke whom Marcion held in high regard because he had been Paul's companion Both the epistles and Luke, however, were edited in order to erase from them all positive references to the Hebrew Scriptures or to the material world.
The challenge of
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