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Submitted by Rich (United States), Jan 13, 2006 at 16:29

Jesus was a Tekton...which technically means he was a "journeyman' He worked with wood, stone, and other things that are not associated with just carpentry.

There were 50 secular historians alive and well recording history at the time Jesus was alive. None of them mentions Jesus at all.

The mentioning of Jesus in Josephus is an obvious redaction so really Josephus doesn't even mention Jesus at all.

Some try to argue that Jesus was an Orthodox Torah observant Jew. However, according to halacha Jesus failed horribly if judged by this standard. Most likely Jesus was more of a Reformed Jew who according to the Tanach, did not fulfill any of the things the Moshiach is supposed to fulfill.

The passage about the "Virgin" taken from Isaiah is a total translation error. Anyone who can read Hebrew will tell you that the phrase actually says this (praphrase) Hey look! This young woman who IS pregnant is going to have a son and he will be called Emanuel.

The tense is present tense, not future tense and the term is Almah which means young woman. If the writers of the book of Isaiah would have wanted to point out that this woman was a virgin, the word Bethulah would have been used.

One only has to read the geneology of Matthew to find so many problems they would not need to go any further. A prompt list...

1. Matthew's geneology contains a curse in it against Jehoiachin whom God promised would never be a king, nor would his decendants.

2. Zerubabel is in both Matthew and Luke's geneology, which is impossible.

3. Tribal lineage is passed down through the male side of the family and cannot be passed down to adopted children. Since Jesus was Joseph's adopted son so to speak, then Jesus is disqualified on this account.

The NT falls apart within the first few pages and there is no reason to believe the rest of it.

Here is another example...When Jesus was dying on the cross he quoted the Psalms with My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? But the writing there is in Hebrew. But when you compare the New Testament words to the Hebrew in the Psalm Jesus was quoting, the Hebrew in the New Testament account doesn't match up.

So people then started to say that these words were spoken in Aramaic, a sister language to Hebrew. But this isn't true either because the Aramaic doesn't say this at all either. For example, the word Sabachtani isn't Hebrew or Aramaic.

Maybe the people who heard Jesus speak these words thought he was saying something and got confused on how he was saying it. But if the New Testament is inspired and inerrant, then we shouldn't find any mistakes, especially in how Jesus quoted the Psalms.

Here is one more example...3 out of the 4 New Testament writings say that Jesus ate the Passover meal (the last supper). But in the book of John, Jesus gets arrested before the Passover meal.


Rich
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