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"Alas, that the world may know that Jesus Christ is Lord"
1 posted on 12/19/2004 11:08:56 PM PST by STD
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Interesting... bookmarked.


2 posted on 12/19/2004 11:16:29 PM PST by Sloth (Al Franken is a racist.)
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Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Cool article.


3 posted on 12/19/2004 11:18:31 PM PST by Californiajones ("The apprehension of beauty is the cure for apathy" - Thomas Aquinas)
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Thanks for this interesting post. Bookmarked.


4 posted on 12/20/2004 1:00:19 AM PST by Gamecock (Removed in the spirit of mutual love and understanding.)
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"There are only a few clear references to Jesus in the Babylonian Talmud..."

Well, actually, no there aren't.

http://www.angelfire.com/mt/talmud/jesusnarr.html

"The Jesus Narrative In The Talmud" by Gil Student

There are four main passages in the Talmud that are alleged by some to discuss the story of Jesus' life and death.

What we will do here is to analyze closely these passages and see the reasons one may or may not attribute these stories to the life of Jesus. We will also look at another two passages that help us identify our protagonist(s).

We will quickly realize that there are great difficulties in stating that any of these texts refer to Jesus.

We will see that a large number of historians and talmudists have addressed these issues and have concluded that either none of these passages refer to Jesus or that they refer to a proto-Jesus, whose life was later obfuscated by the theologically motivated rewriting of history...


...It seems clear by now that there is no consensus whether Jesus is mentioned at all in the Talmud.

Most of the supposed "blasphemies" of Jesus and Mary in the Talmud do not refer to them at all. However, there can be no denying, and no rabbi would deny this, that the authors of the Talmud did not believe in Jesus' messiahship or his divinity.

If you are looking for Christian fellowship then Jewish literature is not the place to look.

However, there is no basis at all to state unequivocably that the Talmud calls Jesus a bastard or that Mary was a prostitute who had sex with many men. As has been shown, those passages definitely do not refer to Jesus...


5 posted on 12/20/2004 4:26:44 AM PST by hlmencken3 ("...politics is a religion substitute for liberals and they can't stand the competition")
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Thanks!
ping


6 posted on 12/20/2004 5:45:15 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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there was no historical evidence for the life of Jesus outside the Bible

nevermind the fact the Bible is comprised of many different books in of itself

7 posted on 12/20/2004 5:46:09 AM PST by Revelation 911
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read later


9 posted on 12/20/2004 7:44:52 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Secularization of America is happening)
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