It’s not just modern scholars who debate about Yeshua. Jews have always had opinions about Jesus. We recently discovered some discussions online on Moses’ own blog.

January 19, 1235 B.C.E.
Moses said …
So yesterday God said to me, “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account” (Devarim1 18:18-19). I wonder who that could be?

Comments:

34 C.E.
Yeshua shel Natzeret2 said …
This blog doesn’t get too many comments, does it? Anyway, if they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead. By the way, I rose from the dead not too long ago.

1323 C.E.
Levi Ben Gershom (Ralbag)3 said …
Moe—it took me a while to comment on your blog. About what God said, “A prophet like you.” In fact, the Messiah is such a Prophet, as it is stated in the Midrash on Isaiah 52:13, “Behold my Servant shall prosper, etc.”

He will be “greater than Moses.” Moses, by the miracles which he wrought, drew but a single nation to the worship of God, but the Messiah will draw all peoples to the worship of God.

And this will be effected by means of a marvelous sign, to be seen by all nations even to the ends of the earth, the resurrection of the dead.4

I see that a lot of goyim are worshipping the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And Yeshua, that rising from the dead—that’s some miracle!

October 1, 2012 C.E.
A Yeshiva Boy said …

Hey guess what? I’ve been thinking about it, and you just might be the Messiah, Yeshua. I mean, OK, my rabbi said it’s narrishkeit,5 but if it comes to Moses or my rabbi, who am I going with? And who’s to say what’s narrishkeit anyway?

October 1, 2012 C.E.
Moses said …

I’d almost forgotten I started a blog. Yeshiva Boy, I found out a long time ago, the prophet that God told me about, it was Yeshua. I mean, we had lots of prophets, I should know, I was one—but Yeshua was, takkeh,6 THE Prophet. I think we all better listen to him.

Comments:

October 2, 2012 C.E.
Feivel the Frum7 said …
Yeshiva Boy, you should know better. If you believe in J, it’s avodah zarah, idolatry. And Moshe—a shanda!8 You should have gotten leprous, not your sister.

October 2, 2012 C.E.
Levi Ben Gershom (Ralbag) said …
Some people are probably surprised to see me still on this blog. Anyway, I am leaning toward Moe; it looks like Yeshua could be the Messiah. Both Moe and Yeshua were mediators, both gave God’s words to the people. Both offered themselves for the sins of Israel. Moe knew how to be a shepherd, and Yeshua said he was the Good Shepherd. Why not?

October 3, 2012 C.E.
Moses said …
Ral, you’re right, Yeshua was like me in a lot of ways, but I can’t compare myself to him. I don’t have his patience for large complaining crowds. Especially these days.

Comments:

October 4, 2012 C.E.
Feivel the Frum said …
You have got to be kidding. Ralbag, you too—following J?!! Moshe, maybe I can understand, all that desert heat got to his brain. But you, Ralbag?!

October 5, 2012 C.E.
A Yeshiva Boy said …
Feivel, why is it so hard to think that maybe Yeshua was Moshiach? Stranger things have happened—donkeys have spoken and seas have parted. Check out Bamidbar 22 and Shemot 14.9

October 6, 2012 C.E.
Yeshua shel Natzeret said …
It’s me again. I’m still alive. Not only that, I’m the Way, the Truth and the Life. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water. I am the Light of the World. I am the Resurrection and the Life. Just wanted to let you know.

October 6, 2012 C.E.
Feivel the Frum said …
Right, and I’m Aaron’s rod that budded and I live in a jar.

October 7, 2012 C.E.
A Yeshiva Boy said …
Yeshua, I’d like to learn some sichos,10 OK? My rabbi kicked me out of yeshiva this morning but I think maybe you should be my rabbi.

What else is new? “So the people were divided because of Yeshua” (Yochanan11 7:43). Where do you stand?


Footnotes

1 Hebrew for Deuteronomy

2 Hebrew for Jesus of Nazareth.

3 Medieval Jewish philosopher and commentator, 1288–1344 C.E..

4 S. R. Driver and A. Neubauer, The Fifty-Third Chapter of Isaiah According to the Jewish Interpreters (New York: Ktav, 1969), vol. II, p. 568.

5 Foolishness.

6 Really, for sure.

7 Religious.

8 A shame.

9 Hebrew for Numbers and Exodus.

10 Talks about the Torah given by a rabbi.

11 Hebrew for John.