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Were Paul’s ethics questionable?
June 30, 2011

Articles Paul’s Personality: Deceptive or Deferential? Was Paul a Deceiver?

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Did Paul invent a new religion based on paganism?

Articles Was Paul the Founder of Christianity? by Avi Snyder Blame It On Paul Paul’s Big Idea Offsite Links Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions? by Ronald Nash Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Philosophy? by Ronald Nash Were the New...

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Even if it’s true, so what?

Articles Truth Hurts by Ruth Rosen Offsite Links What Was the Use of Christ’s Death? Dr. Alan...

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Was Jesus’ death a violation of the commandment against human sacrifice?

Links Was Jesus’ Death a Violation of the Commandment Against Human Sacrifice?

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What is the evidence that Jesus rose from the dead?
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Articles Did He Or Didn’t He? Jewish Views of the Resurrection of Jesus by David Mishkin Offsite Links Easter: Myth, Hallucination, or History? by Edwin M. Yamauchi Evidence for the Resurrection by Josh McDowell Ten Reasons to Believe Christ Rose From the Dead...

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Is the idea that Jesus is “coming again” just something Christians made up because he didn’t “get it done” the first time around?
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Articles Two Pictures of Messiah First Things First by Larry Brandt

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Do the genealogies of Jesus in the New Testament show that he can’t be the Messiah?
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Articles The Genealogy of the Messiah by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus Offsite Links Problems in the Genealogies of...

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Some Jewish Views of Jesus

I couldn’t help writing on Jesus. Since I first met him he has held my mind and heart. I grew up, you know, on the border of Poland and Russia, which was not exactly the finest place in the world for a Jew to sit down and write a life of Jesus Christ. Yet even...

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Theological Issues

“We believe in one God – you believe in three gods!” “A man can’t become God – that’s idolatry!” “Atonement for sin? That happens through repentance, charity, and fasting.” “We Jews don’t need a...

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What is Jewish about the apostle Paul?

Articles How Jewish Was Paul? Priority of Jewishness

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Does baptism have a Jewish origin?

Articles Baptism—Pagan or Jewish? by Ceil Rosen Taking the Plunge by Stephen...

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What are some reasons for believing Jesus is the Messiah?
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The following are recommended articles and resources provided by Jews for Jesus. What proof do you have that Jesus was the Messiah? Yeshua—Let’s Clear Things Up by Susan Perlman » Issues on Messianic Prophecies A look at one of the predictions of the...

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Is the Story of Jesus a Rehash of Pagan Ideas (Virgin Births, Dying Gods, etc.)?

Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions?
Were the New Testament Authors Influenced by Pagan Legends?
Was Jesus Christ Just a Copycat Savior Myth?

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What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah?

What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah? The (Jewish) writers of the New Testament asserted that the Old Testament spoke of a coming Messiah and quoted from it extensively to prove their point. Even Jesus himself – whom many Jewish...

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What have some Jewish people said about Jesus?
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Some Jewish Views of Jesus Jesus in Jewish Art by Rich Robinson

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Does the New Testament mistranslate and misuse the Hebrew Bible when it quotes the prophecies?

Offsite Links Did the Messianic Jewish Believers Use the Old Testament Deceitfully or Ignorantly in the New Testament? Three “Weird” Fulfillments in...

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How can Jesus be the Messiah when he didn’t bring peace?

Because Jesus fulfilled the messianic mission of the suffering servant, all who receive him as the Messianic King have peace with God and with each other.

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About Anti-Missionaries

Some have made a career of telling our Jewish people to say “no” to the idea that Yeshua could be the Messiah. Follow the links to learn more. Articles Anti-Missionary Mischief by Mitch Glaser When Opposition Knocks by Rich Robinson Opposition and Response...

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Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin?
January 1, 2006

Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin? A common argument raised against the virgin birth and against the New Testament’s reference to Isaiah 7:14, is that the Hebrew word ‘almah does not mean virgin, and Jews do not believe in such a thing as a virgin...

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Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages?
January 1, 2005

Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages? Though some say that Psalm 2 is not considered messianic by the rabbis or Jewish sages, the Jewish messianic understanding of Psalm 2 has a long history. Some of the rabbinic sources which take a...

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In Psalm 2:12, is Kiss the Son a mistranslation by the Christians?

Some claim that translating the word bar” (in Psalm 2:12) as “son” rather than as “purity” is a distortion of the Hebrew text in order to make the verse apply to Jesus. It is also claimed that this is not a Jewish interpretation of the...

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In Psalm 22:16 is they pierced a Christian mistranslation?

Psalm 22:16 is one verse where the standard Jewish translations differ from the translations most Christians use. Here’s why. In Hebrew, the phrase they have pierced” is kaaru while “like a lion” is kaari. The words are identical except that...

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Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All?

Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All? Hebrew Tenses Sometimes it is claimed that the messianic prophecies cited by Christians are in the past tense. Therefore, it is said, they cannot refer to a future, coming Messiah....

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Atonement: Questions and Answers
Author: Karol Joseph

Note: Elaine the correspondent is fictional, but Karol Joseph is real and serves on the staff of Jews for Jesus. She can be...

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Christians Persecute Jews

Persecution in the name of Jesus is the most emotionally charged strand of the net of objections. More than anything else, many people point to Christian anti-Semitism” as a reason to dismiss Jesus. When Jewish people find themselves questioning whether Jesus...

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The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus

The problem can be laid out in this way: According to the genealogy in Matthew 1:12, Jesus is a descendant of Jeconiah. But Jeconiah was cursed in Jeremiah 22:24 and 22:30: As surely as I live,” declares the LORD, “even if you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim...

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