Re: The Branch
The problem is that you refer to it as "the law of Moses", as if he was the originator of it. The law came from God, and Abraham did apparently keep it.
Originally Posted by jesse
Not what the bible says. The issue was that Abel gave his best and Cain didn't. Further, even after Sinai the poor are permitted to bring flour sacrifice in lieu of animals.
As early as Cain and Able we see animal sacrifice having been required by God.
Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it on the islands from afar, and say, "He Who scattered Israel will gather them together and watch them as a shepherd his flock."