Calvinist Critique of 2003 “Auburn Affirmation” – Refutation of the Hypercovenantal Sacramentology of Reverend S. Wilkins

34) Westminster’s Lightfoot and the Hebrew-Christian Professor Alfred Edersheim and the Anglican-Liberal Dr. F.W. Farrar have all variously used the Talmud.   Some call it a load of rubbish containing just a few bright jewels at the bottom of the bin.   However, it is simply not enough for Rev. Wilkins merely to allege that “the Talmud” favours Paedopassoverism.  

35) For many Talmudic passages are clearly anti-paedopassoveristic (e.g. Hullin 1:1 & Menahoth 9:8 & Parah 5:4 & Rosh Ha-shanah 3:8) — not even to speak also of the Essenic Qumran Document, the Pharisees’ Mishnaic Aboth 5:21, the pseudepigraphical Book of Jubilees 49:16-21, and Josephus’s Wars of the Jews 2:8:7-10.   So Rev. Wilkins here needs to specify (in terms of “chapter and verse”) exactly which particular Talmudic passages he is referring to as teaching the opposite.   He should also realize that the (non-antichristian) references in the Talmud which originate in B.C. times, favour the Anti-paedopassoverists.   It is only the (Anti-Christ-ian) A.D. 200f Talmudic passages which support his present Paedopassoverism and Paedocommunionism.