Talmud on the Practice of Korban
Here is one of several passages in the Talmud on the subject of Korban.
Abodah Zarah Folio 3a -Let Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and Eliphaz the Temanite [and Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite] (According to Gen. 22:21, Buz was a son of Nahor; -- And his descendant was Elihu)
Nedarim Folio 20a MISHNAH. IF ONE VIEWS BY HEREM, ('This be herem unto me'.) AND THEN SAYS, 'I VOWED ONLY BY A FISHING NET '(Herem meaning net too; i.e., 'I did not vow at all' ) BY KORBAN, AND THEN SAYS, I VOWED ONLY BY ROYAL GIFTS',( Korban meaning an offering, and hence applicable to gifts or tribute to the king) ) [IF HE SAYS] BEHOLD! [I MYSELF] 'AZMI BE A KORBAN', ((Implying that he had consecrated himself to the Lord and needed redemption; v. Lev. XXVII, 1-8. (Rashi). [Or: May I myself be forbidden to you as korban (Ran).])
AND THEN STATES. 'I VOWED ONLY BY THE EZEM [BONE] WHICH I KEEP FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOWING';5 [IF ONE SAYS,] 'KONAM BE ANY BENEFIT MY WIFE HAS OF ME, AND THEN DECLARES, I SPOKE ONLY OF MY FIRST WIFE, WHOM I HAVE DIVORCED (IF NONE OF THESE [VOWS] DO THEY REQUIRE TO SEEK ABSOLUTION.6 BUT IF A REQUEST FOR ABSOLUTION IS PREFERRED, THEY ARE PUNISHED AND TREATED STRICTLY: THIS IS THE VIEW OF R. MEIR, BUT THE SAGES SAY: THEY ARE GIVEN AN OPENING [FOR REGRET] (IN OTHER GROUNDS.7 AND THEY ARE ADMONISHED SO THAT THEY DO NOT TREAT VOWS WITH LEVITY.
Mark 7:10-12 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
Christ here was addressing what was written in
the Mishnah in His day – Modern Talmudic Rabbi’s declare that the Mishnah did
not exist in the Days of Christ but was written later. We declare that the
Mishnah of the Pharisees existed at the time of Christ as well as competing Mishnahs from each rabbinical schools that sat on the
Sanhedrin. All were destroyed in 70 AD except the Mishnah of the Pharisees
which was hand carried out of
When Rabbi Johanan began his rabbinical school we assert that Rabbi Johanan at that time rewrote and altered the Mishnah to suit his own beliefs. And thereafter all Judaism was converted to Rabbi Johanan’s Talmudic doctrines and traditions.
Rabbi Johanan is celebrated today as the father of modern Talmudic Judaism as opposed to biblical Judaism.