Thursday, February 4, 2010

News Flash - All Judges in Jerusalem Fired Except for Single Justice!

Jerusalem eliminates all judicial appointments except for a lone judge. Gentile priest attempts to intervene and proclaims "one justice is simply not enough".

Supposedly there were 600,000 adult men during the sojourn in the desert, greater than the current Jewish population of Jerusalem. Yet until Jethro comes up with his brilliant idea of setting up a court system, Moses as sole judge of every dispute - no matter how minor - has to stay up morning till night to accomplish his task.

Just another of many examples why a literal interpretation of 600,000 is quite absurd...


Joshua said...

Yes, but see the Jews were such good people that they very rarely had disputes or did anything wrong. Or something like that. Never underestimate the power of apologetics to get in the way of seeing the obvious.

jewish philosopher said...

So that's why Jethro said it and Moses agreed.

zach said...

So that's why Jethro said it and Moses agreed.

This is not simply a matter of being overburdened. Anyone with an iota of common sense would realize that it is impossible for one man to be sole judge over 600K. To suggest that Moses attempted this would imply that Moses was incredibly stupid!

Chas v'shalom!