Good day, I hope everyone’s doing well.
I consider myself an Christian, however I do not adhere to nor concerned too much about the doctrinally “correct opinion” within Christendom. With that being said I have huge respect and love for Judaism and its theological perspectives on the TaNaKH. It’s quite odd to see how much of Christianity seemingly started out as a direct criticism of the legalist hypocrisy of Second Temple Judaism (hence born the derogatory use of the word “Pharisee”), ends up being more arrogant, legalist and exclusivist than their parent religion.
It begs the question, was Second Temple Judaism more on the orthodoxy side than modern day Judaism?