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To: mojito

Any Bible scholars or practicing Jews: Wouldn’t a rabbi have to have a wife to be taken seriously, or am I misunderstanding the practices back then?


16 posted on 04/10/2014 2:02:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Find in the Gospels anywhere where Jesus was married.


25 posted on 04/10/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My understanding, limited as it is, is that rabbis have an obligation to marry.


31 posted on 04/10/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Any Bible scholars or practicing Jews: Wouldn’t a rabbi have to have a wife to be taken seriously, or am I misunderstanding the practices back then?

Rabbis did not exist until after the 2nd century Jewish diaspora.

44 posted on 04/10/2014 2:17:31 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that, just like today, it was probably customary.

Now, Jesus was called “rabbi”, but that seems to have been a title of respect and not a formal job title. He wasn’t, for example, attached to a particular synagogue, and he didn’t receive formal training under other rabbis, as would have been the custom. So, I don’t think it would be surprising if he didn’t conform to the customs of rabbis in other ways.


49 posted on 04/10/2014 2:20:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

you are missing the point. If Jesus had a wife, there is no reason that it wouldn’t have been mentioned in the early gospels and traditions. There is no theological problem with a married Jesus. The theological problem is that it is trying to prove the Bible, the early church fathers, and the traditions of the church are wrong.

Jesus’ relatives helped run the church in Jerusalem, and were known, but there is no early mention of a wife or kids.


53 posted on 04/10/2014 2:23:17 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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