In reading, the Jews substituted other words, especially ‘adonai, ”Lord”

(37) For the origin of this title, see above no. 2. Today in certain circles there is a tendency to use “First Testament” to avoid any negative connotation attached to “Old Testament”. But “Old Testament” is a biblical and traditional expression which of itself does not have a negative connotation: the Church fully recognises the importance of the Old Testament.

(45) Cf. the document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church, I.C.2.: “Approach through Recourse to Jewish Traditions of Interpretation”.

(52) The word lordis usually put in capitals here since the Hebrew text has the unpronounced tetragrammaton YHWH, the proper name of the God of Israel.

(93) Applied to God, this title is found only once in the Gospels (Lk 1:47), never in Acts or in the uncontested Pauline Epistles; it is applied to Jesus, twice in the Gospels (Lk 2:11; Jn 4:42), twice in Acts (Ac 5:31; ), once in the uncontested Pauline Letters (Ph 3:20).

(94) The First Letter to Timothy applies the title only to God, three times (1 T 1:1; 2:3; 4:10); the Second applies it only once to Christ (2 T 1:10); the Letter to Titus applies it three times to God (Ti 1:3; 2:10; 3:4) and three times to Christ (Ti 1:4; 2:13; 3:6). The Second Letter of Peter applies it only to Christ, together with the title Lord (2 P 1:1,11; 2:20; 3:2,18).

(115) Ac ; 18:6; . In the Gospel of Luke, the episode of Jesus’ preaching at Nazareth already presents the same type of structure as Acts -45 and -22: Jesus’ universal outlook provokes hostility on the part of his townspeople (Lk 4:23-30).

(145) Decalogue Ex 20:1-17; Dt 5:6-21; Covenant Code Ex 20: 22-; the collection of Ex 34; Deuteronomic Law Dt 12-28; Holiness Code Lv 17-26; Priestly Laws Ex 25-31; 35-40; Lv 1-7; 8-10, 11-16, etc.

(151) For example, the legislation concerning the freeing of slaves: Ex 21:2; Lv ; Dt ; cf. Is 58:6; 61:1; Jr 34:8-17.

The title Saviour is given to God in 2 S 22:3; Is 43:3; ; , as well as in other texts

(164) Sabbath: Gn 2:1-3; Ex 20:8-11; sabbatical year: Lv 25:2-7, 20-22; jubilee year: 25:8-19; feasts: Ex -17; Lv 23; Dt 16:1-17; Day of Atonement: Lv , 27-32.