Is the New Testament Jewish?

A look at the Jewishness of the authors, focus, language, and content of the New Testament.

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“Jesus Jews” of a Different Kind
June 8, 2012
Author: David Brickner

The Politico headline read “Jews for Jesus pays Rick Santorum $6000 to speak.” This was news to me! We quickly assured people that Jews for Jesus has not featured any politicians at our gatherings, nor would we be backing any particular candidate for president.

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Paul: Hero or Heretic?
Author: Jews for Jesus

If there is a villain in Why the Jews Rejected Jesus, it’s not Jesus himself, but Rabbi Shaul, also known as the Apostle Paul. Klinghoffer writes of Paul: He presented himself as an exponent of, and an expert in, [Jewish] faith, but what he really sought to do...

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How Jewish Was Paul?
May 4, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

A person is either Jewish or not Jewish, and few actually believe that Paul was not. Hyam Maccoby is virtually alone in his opinion that Paul was a gentile. 1 However, if we can speak of the extent to which one demonstrates Jewish identity as that person’s...

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Was Paul a Deceiver?
January 1, 2000
Author: Jews for Jesus

The popular myth that Paul was deceptive is expressed by writers such as Gerald Sigal, Michoel Drazin, and Beth Moshe: In his overriding desire to convert the masses to his beliefs, Paul is guided by the dubious assumption that the end justifies the means…The...

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Blame It On Paul
Author: Jews for Jesus

First, let us consider the idea that Christianity was invented by Jesus’ followers (particularly by the Apostle Paul). Paul has been accused of intentionally distorting the teachings of Jesus in order to make Christianity more appealing to the gentiles. What...

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Paul’s Big Idea
Author: Jews for Jesus

Detractors most commonly ascribe doctrines such as the deity of Jesus, the resurrection, sacramental meals and baptism to pagan origins. Again, if you’ll investigate the sources, you’ll see each of these doctrines or events is recorded in the first four...

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Paul’s Personality: Deceptive or Deferential?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Paul has been charged with deceit as he proclaimed the message of Yeshua. In 1 Corinthians 9:20-22, he wrote: To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those...

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Priority of Jewishness
Topics: apostle paul
Author: Jews for Jesus

In his letter to the Romans, Paul described his anguish over the disbelief of many fellow Jews: I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.”...

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Paul the Convert: The Apostolate and Apostasy of Saul the Pharisee
March 1, 1996
Author: Rich Robinson

Book Title: Paul the Convert: The Apostolate and Apostasy of Saul the Pharisee Author: Alan F. Segal Date Published: 1990 Publisher: Yale ISBN: 978-0300052275 Reviewer: Rich Robinson Review Date: March 1, 1996 There was a time when those who opposed Jewish evangelism...

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Paul: Apostle or Apostate
Author: Avi Snyder

In the past several decades, a particular program of reclamation has been undertaken by the Jewish people. It does not involve the rejuvenation of the land, nor the replanting of trees. Instead, it is the reclamation of one whom many regard as Israel’s greatest...

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