(25) Jesus said: Love thy brother as thy
soul; keep him as the apple of thine eye.
This one concerns me; it’s the only mention of love that I’ve come across. I put it in juxtaposition with the Synoptics (and many epistles) statement about loving your neighbor as yourself–a close parallel, except that there’s a difference in the connotations of neighbor and brother. I have to wonder: was he a tribalist? I don’t get the universal flavor that I look for throughout the Bible.