This article revisited the issue of Jesus’ attitude towards the Torah on the basis of a critical
discussion of the most recent extensive treatment of the theme by Meier in his A marginal
Jew: Rethinking the historical Jesus: Volume four: Law and love (2009). It engaged Meier’s
contribution in the light of contemporary research, concluding that, whilst Meier provided
an erudite analysis, his thesis that Jesus’ teaching on divorce and oaths revoked Mosaic law
did not convince, for it did not adequately consider the extent to which the contemporary
interpretation of the Torah could encompass such radicalisation.