Jesus seems to have been first to utter it, though it’s an Hebraic formulary nonetheless.
It’s also important to remember that Jesus himself was a Pharisee as attested to by their being the only ones to ordain rabbis through “simicha”, or the laying on of hands. And that he was referred to as rabbi throughout his career would otherwise seem a stolen title.
Though I believe he was “mashiach” in the Jewish sense in that America could not have been founded without his influence. And that’s no small thing.
That's interesting. A guy on a thread earlier this week said Jesus was an Essene, and therefore (?) could not have meant it when He said that we were to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.
I'm totally good with being proven wrong on this. Being a Jewish convert, however, I have never heard of the Jews praying in this way.
I know the Sh'ma is the great prayer to God the Father.