One of the most common questions we receive at Aish. Jews do not accept Jesus as the messiah because: Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies.
Jesus was born in Bethlehemlived as an infant in Egyptand in Nazareth until He was thirty years old. In Why was jesus executed early days of His ministry he moved to Capernaumand at the end of it He was arrested in the garden of Gethsemanetried by Pontius Pilate and executed at Golgotha.
Three days later He resurrected and forty days after that He ascended to heaven.
Other men named Jesus in the New Testament are: An ancestor of Jesus in the Lucan genealogy Luke 3: The Darby translation speaks of Joses. And the American Standard Version has Jesus. A fellow worker of Paul named Jesus Justus Colossians 4: The name Jesus was obviously quite common in New Testament times.
The Roman-Jewish historian Josephus mentions at least twenty different people named Jesus in his works, one of these being Jesus son of Damneus, who became high priest when the previous high priest was deposed for executing James the Just, the brother of Jesus of Nazareth Ant.
All together, the name Jesus occurs times in the New Testament; see full concordance. Here at Abarim Publications we opt for the latter. Names in Biblical times actually meant something, and in the Yahwist tradition, they usually indicated some kind of theological thought.
In other words, the name Zechariah may very well have represented the academic element of Yahwism and, obviously, a lot of folks were in on that.
That makes it highly significant that other famous names occur just once.
In the Bible, the rarity of a name seems to go somewhat hand-in-hand with the uniquity of the theological thought or achievement it represents, and that makes it highly significant that the name Jesus or Joshua, Jeshua or even Hosea was among the most common ones available. This Joshua led the people into the Promised Land as successor of Moses, and the popularity of that name seems to suggest that even though there could be only one Law of Godwhich could be given only once, namely via Moses, there could be many who led the people across the Jordan see Daniel A rabbi who was the son of a rabbi and who had spent the first thirty years of his life at the great academies of Jerusalem, would be duly heeded.
Someone from Tarshish Paul, for instance was likewise reckoned as prime academic material. But what about Jesus?
Someone from Nazareth was no one, and could not possibly have any insight in Scriptures worth of note. In other words, to the academic world of the day, the name Jesus of Nazareth meant John Doe, the proverbial ordinary guy of no particular academic merit.Tabernacles Future Fulfillment.
It is also interesting to note that Tabernacles was a feast of ingathering of the Harvest (Exo and ). If Jesus' first coming was indeed on 15 Tishri, the first day of Tabernacles, then it is quite reasonable to presume that the harvest of this earth, the ingathering of the second coming of Jesus Christ, will also occur on precisely the same date.
We mean specifically to ask, did God raise Jesus from the dead? If the resurrection of Jesus Christ is true, then it would seem to divinely authenticate the central message of Jesus brought to the apostles.
I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall.
I still have it. It is schmaltzy and rather tacky in that s kind of way, but as a little girl I loved it. 95 Comments. Chris B March 30, @ am. Dear Brother Nathanael: If you can help me understand!
I was raised Catholic, but always had a block to understand or feel Jesus completely. Unfortunately for the human race, the history of capital punishment has been a long, bloody and inglorious one. Most of us today are lucky enough to live in countries where the death penalty has been abolished, but generally this has only happened in the last half century and there are still many parts of the world where some crimes are punishable by death.
(The following two articles take different positions on the question of the actual existence of Jesus. The first article is by Deist Jayson X. Jayson was an ordained Christian Orthodox Priest and earned a Masters in Theology before evolving into a Deist. He is now the Deputy Director of the World.