Matthew 15:2

Overview - Matthew 15
Christ reproves the Scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's commandments through their own traditions;
10 teaches how that which goes into the mouth does not defile a man.
21 He heals the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
29 and other great multitudes;
32 and with seven loaves and a few little fishes feeds four thousand men, beside women and children.
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Matthew 15:2  (King James Version)
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Mark 7:2 Mark 7:5 ; Genesis 1:14 ; Colossians 2:8 Colossians 2:20-23 ; 1 Peter 1:18

Tradition, in Latin {traditio,} from {trado,} I deliver, hand down, exactly agreeing with the original [paradosis ,] from
[paradidomi ,] I deliver, transmit.
Among the Jews it signifies what is called oral law, which they say has been successively handed down from Moses, through every generation, to Judah the Holy, who compiled and digested it into the Mishneh, to explain which the two Gemaras, or Talmuds, called the Jerusalem and Babylonish, were composed. Of the estimation in which these were held by the Jews, the following may serve as an example: "The words of the Scribes are lovely beyond the words of the law, for the words of the law are weighty and light, but the words of the Scribes are all weighty."