Jewish roots / Jewish understanding of the Scriptures ?
For some time already I have encountered folks involved in Bible study and Christian fellowships who promote (and in no uncertain terms, but often rather vehemently) the position that a true understanding of the bibliical Scriptures can only be found if and when Scripture is understood in light of Jewish teaching and tradition.
Do you consider such an approach to be correct?
If so, what are the ramifications to which such procedure leads a Christian?
Would such an approach, if really adhered to, not require the dismissal of all NT Scriptures as uninspired and not belonging to the Holy Scriptures? On the other hand, if one were to accept the NT Scriptures as equally God-inspired as the OT Scriptures, would one then not be adhering to that Jewish approach to Scripture?