the apostle paul

The New Testament: Contradictory Or Consistent?
Author: Rich Robinson

Who’s Your Source Of Information? Jewish scholars conversant with the New Testament may differ on many points, but most if not all agree on one: the essential Jewishness of Jesus. Writers such as Claude Montefiore (1858-1938) and Joseph Klausner (1874-1958), have helped many to understand the New Testament within its Jewish milieu.1 More recently, Reform […]

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Paul: Hero or Heretic?

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 was undermine it from within.” Is Paul […]

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Why the Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point in Western History by David Klinghoffer
Author: Andrew Barron

Why The Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point in Western History, by David Klinghoffer, Doubleday, 2005. Several years ago I was talking to a Jewish man about Jesus’ claims to be Messiah of Israel. After awhile, this man said, Look, we Jews reject Jesus because we are Jews, and being Jewish means that we reject […]

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How Jewish Was Paul?

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 Jewishness,” perhaps it is Paul’s Jewishness that people […]

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Blame It On Paul

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 information exists to prove or disprove this theory? It seems fair to presume that one […]

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Was Paul a Deceiver?

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 use of deception, by himself or others, in order to bring […]

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Priority of Jewishness

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.” (Romans 9:2,3) The Book of Romans was written […]

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Paul’s Personality: Deceptive or Deferential?

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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Paul’s Big Idea

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 books of the New Testament, not written by Paul. Two of the four writers were […]

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Becoming a Reproach in the Land of Israel
Author: Paul Liberman

David Brickner. Strategies for Today’s Leader [Spring 1998], pp. 13-15 David Brickner’s article Becoming a Reproach in the Land of Israel” resonated with truth. As part of the Body of the Messiah living in the Land, some of it was difficult to hear. Yet, its clarity was arresting. Yes, Israel is still in rejection of […]

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Yeshua Ben David: Why Do the Jewish People Reject Jesus As Their Messiah?

Walter Riggans. Crowborough, England: MARC/The Olive Press, 1995. 428 pages. รบ10.99 [British sterling], paper. Readers of Walter Riggans’ previous books, Jesus Ben Joseph and The Covenant With the Jews, will, at first glance, be surprised by the sheer size of this new volume. Its weighty appearance alone gives the impression that this is likely to […]

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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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Was Paul the Founder of Christianity?
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 native son: the reclamation of Jesus of Nazareth as, if nothing […]

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