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Pope Francisís unfriendly visit
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/27/13 | CAROLINE B. GLICK

Posted on 05/28/2014 6:03:57 PM PDT by DManA

In one of his blander pronouncements during the papal visit, Netanyahu mentioned on Monday that Jesus spoke Hebrew. There was nothing incorrect about Netanyahu’s statement. Jesus was after all, an Israeli Jew.

But Francis couldn’t take the truth. So he indelicately interrupted his host, interjecting, “Aramaic.”

Netanyahu was probably flustered. True, at the time, educated Jews spoke and wrote in Aramaic. And Jesus was educated. But the language of the people was Hebrew. And Jesus preached to the people, in Hebrew.

Netanyahu responded, “He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew.”

Reuters’ write-up of the incident tried to explain away the pope’s rudeness and historical revisionism, asserting, “Modern-day discourse about Jesus is complicated and often political.” The report went on to delicately mention, “Palestinians sometimes describe Jesus as a Palestinian. Israelis object to that.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: aramaic; glick; hebrew; israelpopefrancis; popefrancis; popeisraelvisit; replacementtheology; romancatholicism; sectarianturmoil

1 posted on 05/28/2014 6:03:57 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
So he's pro-Palestinian, like our Dear Leader, his foreign minister and most of the intelligentsia?
2 posted on 05/28/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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3 posted on 05/28/2014 6:10:37 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: DManA

Goodness. I usually agree with what Caroline B. Glick has to say.

But this article is atrocious. What does she expect? That the Pope should be rude to the Palestinians he meets in Israel?

Most historians agree that Jesus spoke Aramaic like other Jews of his time, but of course He was also familiar with Hebrew, and spoke that when it was appropriate.

There was no argument, no insult, and no big deal.

I don’t know why on earth Glick thinks it will be helpful to Israel and the Jews to try to make trouble between them and the Catholic Church.

4 posted on 05/28/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DManA

I searched on the title and didn’t get a hit but I see it has been posted. I asked the mods to remove.

5 posted on 05/28/2014 6:22:05 PM PDT by DManA
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This is a silly article, making a mountain out of a molehill.

Jesus unquestionably spoke Aramaic on a daily basis. He is quoted twice in the Gospels speaking in his native language ("Talitha koumi" and "Eloi, eloi, lama sabacthani") -- both quotations are Aramaic. Acts refers to the place of Judas' suicide as named in the language of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, "Akeldama". This is the Greek transliteration of Aramaic; the corresponding Hebrew would be "Sh'deh Hadam".

Many persons in the Gospel account have names beginning with "Bar". That's Aramaic for "son of"; the corresponding Hebrew is "Ben".

Jesus also no doubt could speak and especially read Hebrew, since Hebrew was used by the Jews in a sacral context.

And he almost certainly knew some Greek, because that was the lingua franca of the eastern part of the Roman empire, and would have been the language of almost all of the Gentiles he met.

(One of the oddities of Passion of the Christ is that nobody spoke Greek. That's, IMO, historically wrong.)

6 posted on 05/28/2014 6:23:01 PM PDT by Campion
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This Pope is as anti-Semitic as many of his predecessors. He is also a socialist and willing to turn the usual blind eye to abuses of Jews.

He also seems to be both a Liberation Theologist, ala South American commie priests. And, he seems a Replacement Theology advocate.

Hardly what a Church reeling from “Purple Priests” needs.

7 posted on 05/28/2014 6:24:12 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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I mean after all - it was the Jews and specifically Yashua that gave Christianity to the world.

8 posted on 05/28/2014 6:25:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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If it’s so silly why did Francis feel compelled to interrupt the Prime Minster to correct him.

Just pure rudeness.

9 posted on 05/28/2014 6:25:47 PM PDT by DManA
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