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In what ways did the teachings of Jesus reflect his Jewish background?

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2008-12-10 13:05:14
2008-12-10 13:05:14

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.

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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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