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Wilson Augusto

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Ramesh Chabria

Mark 14:61-62
But he held his peace,and answered nothing.Again the high priest asked him,and said unto him,Art thou the Christ,the Son of the Blessed?
And Jesus said, I am:and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power,and coming in the clouds of heaven
Luke 9:18-20
And it came to pass,as he was alone praying,his disciples were with him:and he asked them,saying,Whom say the people that I am? They answering said, John the Baptist;but some say,E-li'-as;and others say,that one of the old prophets is risen again.He said unto them,But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
Luke 22:67-70
Art thou the Christ?tell us.And he said unto them,If I tell you,ye will not believe: And if I also ask you,ye will not answer me,nor let me go. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.Then said they all,Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am..

Ben Masada

That dialogue between Jesus and the High Priest according to Mark 14:61,62 never happened. It was written by a Hellenist former disciple of Paul's. The most sacred thing to the Jews is the Law and Jesus declared to have come not to abolish the Law but to fulfill it down to the letter and said that it would never pass away as long as heavens and earth remained. (Mat. 5:17-19) How could the Jews deliver such a fellow Jew to the enemy of the Jews? It makes no sense at all.

The text in Luke 9: 18-20 is not Jewish. Luke was a Christian daily companion of Paul's. Jews do not believe in bodily resurrection. Evidence is found in II Samuel 12:23; Isaiah 26:14; Job 7:9; etc.

Jesus could not have agreed that he was "the" son of God in Luke 22:67-70 but perhaps part of the People, Son of God because he knew from his knowledge of the Torah that the Son of God was Israel the People. (Exodus 4:22,23) "Israel is My Son; let My Son go that he may serve Me."

Rich Robinson

Exactly how do you know that Mark 14.61-62 never happened? Assertions don't prove anything. As to Jews delivering Jews - there was plenty of intra-Jewish conflicts some of them resulting in more serious things than this, for example Alexander Jannai crucifying 800 Pharisees around 90 BCE. And then, there was plenty to fear from Rome and reason to placate Rome, not to mention the well known fact that the priesthood was quite corrupt as this time. It makes perfect sense in light of what we know of Jewish history at the time as well as human behavior.

On to Luke, though the passage is not quite relevant to what Jews believe about resurrection. The fact is, it is standard Orthodox Jewish belief to affirm a bodily resurrection, most notably in the last of Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith.

Re: son of God - yes, Israel was God's son. So were kings, which would include the Messiah, Israel's final king descended from David. The Essenes at Qumran interpreted 2 Samuel 7:14 of the Messiah ("I will be his father, and he will be my son. ")
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