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Featured Jesus vs the New Testament

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Disciple of Jesus, Mar 10, 2019.

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New testament representative of Jesus?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

    13.3%
  3. Somewhat, more representative

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  4. Somewhat, less representative

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  1. sooda

    sooda Well-Known Member

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    OK.. I get that its specific to tribal lineage.
     
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    Judaism in the Second Temple Period
    The second temple period spans about six hundred years, beginning in the late sixth century BCE and ending with the destruction of the Jerusalem temple by the Romans in 70 CE.

    Throughout much of this period, Jews lived—and early Judaism developed—under foreign rule: first under the Persians (538–332 BCE), then under the Hellenistic kingdoms created in the aftermath of Alexander the Great's conquest (332–63 BCE), and finally under Roman rule (63 BCE–70 CE and beyond).

    Second Temple Judaism
     
  3. PruePhillip

    PruePhillip Well-Known Member

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    I didn't say this. Some who oppose the bible say it.
    They say there were no Jews, just Canaanites with the same religion.
    They say there was no national identity, no written word, no Jewish
    language - nothing. But bit by bit each claim has been falsified.
     
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    Yes, you can have it both ways. Joseph was Jesus' father "as was supposed."
    But Joseph was symbolic of the House of David. This was understood by all
    who believed the Virgin Mary account. No matter who Joseph was didn't really
    matter as Jesus said God was his father. But Jesus was born into the house
    of David.
     
  5. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    It does not differ from Judaism. It's simply a form of Judaism that existed during the Second Temple era. Specifically, he was of the school of Hillel, and argued with those of the school of Shammai, which anyone familiar with the arguments in the Talmud would recognize.
     
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    You need to define Christian. What the Catholics did was practice a form
    of pagan, temple worship, idol worship, world loving religion with Mary
    Queen of Heaven as its figurehead. That wasn't Jesus - not what he
    taught and not what his church lived.
     
  7. Disciple of Jesus

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    It clearly does differ from judaism. Read the book of Matthew, ketuvim in judaism, is prophecy in Jesus religion.
    Aside from other things, like the inferred solar calendar
     
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Sorry, but a child is not of the tribe of a foster father or adopted father. So if Joseph was not Jesus' actual father, then Jesus was not of the tribe of Judah, but in fact had no tribal status.
     
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    The modern consensus among scholars is that the Israelites were Canaanites who peacefully left areas under direct control of the coastal cities and migrated inland to the mountainous hinterland just before 1200 BCE.

    This seems to have been a time of economic decline throughout the eastern Mediterranean, and it is believed that subsistence farming in the hinterland offered better prospects than producing farm produce in the richer farmlands of the coast and valleys at a time when the townspeople could no longer afford to purchase that produce.

    Thus, the Israelites really were Canaanites, but not all Canaanites were Israelites.

    The legend of the Exodus arose much later, when the Hebrew people began to develop epic stories about their glorious past.

    Were the Canaanites Israelites
     
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    At this point, I can only say I don't understand what you are saying. I've read the book of Matthew. So? What does that have to do with the Ketuvim(the writings)? There were many messianic cults in Jesus day, all part of Second Temple Judaism (much like how the Lubavitchers are the messianics of today's Judaism). Messianic cults are well known for having esoteric understanding of the texts. It's one of the things that puts them outside of the mainstream, but they are still part of Judaism. Jesus did not try to start a new religion. He tried to bring Jews back to the essence of Judaism (which he believed was the school of Hillel halakha).
     
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    Jesus was born into a family of practicing Jews dedicated to Judaism. As prescribed in the Torah, he was circumcised on the eighth day after his birth.

    Throughout his life he was thoroughly committed to Judaism, the Torah and Jewish practices.

    He prayed in synagogues and taught Torah to “multitudes” of fellow Jews.

    And John the Baptist only baptized Jews to purify them for the expected arrival of the Jewish Messiah. All this is stated clearly in the Gospels.
     
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    What are you on about.
    Do you know anything about rabbinical judaism?
     
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    I think he's doing a pretty good job.

    Sign me...
    A rabbinical Jew.
     
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    Its judaic. And im being specific, instead of vague. And the original comment just said 'jew' which is vague. You are saying its vague right here, by writing that commentary.
     
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    You arent making sense now.

    You dont think 'jew' is vague? You just wrote how it is vague, as you specified different religious beliefs of "jews".
     
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    Paul was the founder of Christianity. Catholics aren't idol worshippers .. Mary is venerated as the mother of Christ. Why should that offend you?

    “Queen of Heaven” (Jeremiah 7:18).

    This title referred to Ishtar, an Assyrian and Babylonian goddess also called Ashtoreth and Astarte by various other groups.

    She was thought to be the wife of the false god Baal, also known as Molech.

    At some point Ashtoreth was considered a “consort” of Yahweh .. Some 4000 little clay icons representing Ashtoreth have been excavated in Israel.
     
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    Got to say, you might not want to designate yourself as self pontificator of rabbinical judaism.
     
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    1. Your post was confusing. I gave you several things that I asked you to clarify. It doesn't help that you simply ignored the request.

    2. There is nothing vague about "Jew" if you know what Jew means.
     
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    Yep.. It pretty much developed AFTER the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. .. and long after the crucifixion.
     
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Because "Jew" is not a religious designation. It's a tribal designation. You are only confused because you are stubbornly refusing to learn what "Jew" means.
     
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