Namaste BB, You and Dauer have alluded to this a number of times... Is there a thread where you've discussed it in detail? My take is that 2/3 of the Christian bible is the old testament...most Christians deem this to be the Jewish Bible, the Torah. My growing understanding is that it is a small portion of a very intricate whole. The Midrash, the Tanakh, what else isn't there? and what percentage of Jewish Holy books is the 'old testament'? I also am aware we shuffled the deck some...so your books would end on a sour note and allow the good news a little leg up. Can you expound? I'd also like this opened up to Islam and Christians. Is the Koran and the Bible respectively our only Holy Books or are there others that must be consulted to develop an understanding of what is contained therein? To me we Christians are missing out as BB says when we only refer to the 'lecture notes'