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Firstly, just to clarify a previous answer:

There is no evidence that Jesus ever went to Egypt. Indeed, the Christian bible itself is contradictory on this idea, stating both that he DID and later that he DID NOT go to Egypt.

To answer the main post:

Jesus was born into a typically large Jewish family. He started off by teaching basic Torah (holy Jewish text). But gradually, he introduced ideas that violate Jewish belief. He apparently claimed to be 'god'. In Judaism, no human can be divine and G-d never takes human form. So Jesus was, at this point, already departing the Jewish faith.

* (Added by Faizzzzz) Jesus never claimed to be God, only to be a child of God. If you read it carefully it also says that there are many children of God and that is is possible to become a child of God by literally being reborn. It was many many years after Jesus that other men from the "Christian" church introduced the doctrine that Jesus was God. These men also introduced many other doctrines which have caused numerous problems for people genuinely trying to follow the teachings of Jesus ever since.

Also, to correct another answer: there is no evidence whatsoever that Jesus was of a 'prophetic' mindset. The Gospels were not authored by any eyewitnesses to Jesus's life, even Paul never met Jesus. Nor is there any evidence that Jesus was the wonderful Hebrew scholar the Christian bible makes him out to be.

One can't rely on the Christian bible for information about anything to do with Jewish life at that time. The NT is full of errors regarding Jewish religious law.


It was obvious that Jesus was an Israelite. He kept the Shabbat, the feasts, the appointed times, etc. etc.

He was most definitely Jewish.

How else could he, at the age of 12, speak at the level of the learned men of the synagogue? 1.) Jesus taught at times giving the impression of being a communist revolutionary. (Fight the power) 2.) Also Buddist thinking seemed to be prominent in his teachings- I must study more about buddism to be able to fully explain my opinion about that. 3.) He is Universial in his teachings.

: Matthews 5:18-19, "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or tittle shall nowise pass from the [Mosaic] law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. "

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Q: In what ways did the teachings of Jesus reflect his Jewish background?
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In what ways do the teachings of Jesus reflect the Jewish tradtion?

first of all Jesus was Jewish, he died Jewish too. his teaching were what he believed was better aplication of gods teachings and as such his teachings are practicly the same as Jewish ones. he was anounced "son of god" post mortem and only 200 years later did Christianity evolved into a religion

What ideas in Jesus teachings came directly from his Jewish upbringing?

Some ideas in Jesus' teachings that came directly from his jewish upbrining are the ten commandments

Does Jesus fulfill or radically depart from Jewish teachings?

Depends whom you ask. According to Judaism, he departed from Jewish teachings.

Basic techniques of Jesus combined Jewish traditions with new beliefs?

A multitude of Jesus's beliefs and teachings had derived from the Jewish religion. Jesus preached that there is one God and accepted the Ten Commandments, both found in the Jewish belief system. Jesus's teachings on mercy and sympathy for the helpless reflected the ideas of both in Judaism. Jesus would also reference Jewish prophets, and defend their teachings as well as mingle them with his own. Jesus's teachings and Jewish traditions contributed greatly to the foundations of a new belief system in Europe.

How were Jesus' teachings rooted in Judaism?

According to the New Testament, Jesus was Jewish, and virtually all of his teachings are distortions of things from the Torah.

What are the methodological approaches Jesus utilized in his teachings?

im jewish..

What was Jesus religious background?

Jesus was Jewish. His family were devout Jews who followed the Jewish laws and dietary customs.

What was the background of the 12 disciples of jesus?

They were all Jewish men.

Describe three basic teachings of Jesus?

Jesus's teachings were firmly rioted in Jewish tradition. Larges crowds gathered to heat Jesus's teaching, especially when word spread out that he had performed miracles of heading.

How was Jesus teachings related to Jewish traditions?

I (sadly) don't know, I have to answer this question for homework. :(

Why were the teachings of Jesus radical?

Martin Goodman (A World History of Christianity, The Emergence of Christianity) says that nothing Jesus was alleged to have preached was more shocking than is found elsewhere in Jewish literature of this period. In a tumultuous era in Jewish history, the teachings of Jesus simply were not radical.

Does the Jewish faith believe Jesus was the son of god?

Jesus plays no role whatsoever in Judaism. As for a literal 'child of God', that idea completely violates all teachings of the Tanach (Jewish Bible). NO person was/is/will be a literal child of God according to the teachings of Judaism.

How important was Jesus background in appreciating the beginnings of Christianity?

Jesus was assigned by God, per Jesus Jewish background, to call his Jewish people for spiritual life, forgiveness, tolerance, and love with no expected return except from God. These beliefs were almost missed at that time.

Why was Jesus unpopular with the Jewish leaders?

Mostly because He refused to accept the teachings of the oral law.

How did Jesus spred his teachings?

how did jesus SPREAD his teachings

Who was paul in Christianity?

Paul, or Saint Paul, or the "Apostle of the Gentiles", was a Jewish convert to the teachings of Jesus. Through his travels and writings, he was one of the main disseminaters of Christianity. He is the early church teacher who is credited with opening up the teachings of Jesus to non-Jews, thus making Jesus a Savior to all men instead of strictly a Jewish Messiah.

What two teachings of Jesus were rooted in Jewish traditions?

Neither Jesus nor his disciples ever quoted oral Jewish tradition to support their teachings but, rather, appealed to the written Word of God. (Matthew 4:4-10; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

Do Jewish people worship Jesus?

No, Jesus plays no role in Judaism whatsoever. The worship of any person is an abomination according to the teachings of Judaism.

Is it important that historians are emphasizing the Jewish background of Jesus?

Yes, it is very important. It is likewise important for historians to emphasize the Hindu background of the Buddha.

Why was Jesus teaching upset some people?

Because some people didn't believe that Jesus was the Messiah, so they think that Jesus is fake and all his teachings are fake. And that Jesus was messing up their Jewish Laws.

How were the teachings of the pharisees and Sadducee different from the teachings of Jesus?

The Pharisees were Jewish and refused to believe that Jesus was the son of God, as they thought he would come as a conqueror. They were very strict on the law, but sometimes did not follow in the spirit of it. The Sadducees were Jews who did not believe in the ressurection.

Why is following the teachings of Jesus important to Christian's?

Following the teachings of Jesus is Christianity.

Where did the teachings of Jesus root from?

Jesus got his teachings from the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

How did Jesus show commitment to Christiantity?

Jesus was not committed to Christianity because He was Jewish. Christianity did not begin until after Jesus died.

How did Jesus reinforce traditional Jewish teachings?

According to Judaism and Jewish belief, Jesus was involved in significantly altering and destroying traditional Jewish teachings. Jesus taught or implied many things contrary to Judaism, such as: blood sacrifice, that kashrut is unimportant, that the Shabbat should be desecrated, and that the Law treasured by the Pharisees was unimportant.

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