The Pharisees were very particular about their interpretation of their own rules. They were defined on the laws. But they did not understand the purpose of the foundation of the church. During the time between Malachi and the birth of Christ the descendants of Aaron and the Levites determined that there were other beliefs that needed to be considered. They divided the belief system suddenly there were Baptists, and Presbyterians, and Methodists, and lions and tigers and bears, oh my1 Is there any wonder we are confused bout the interpretation of scripture!?