Jesus—What Did His Early Followers and Opponents Say of Him?
What do we know of Jesus (his Englisce name) the Jewish man if he were hereditary Jewish (?) who lived possibly 2,000 years ago. (See was Jesus a hereditary Jew below) The Bible or the New Testament has no information on the year Jesus was born or the year he died, all we have is that he served a 1-year missionary (Synoptic gospels) or a 3-year missionary in the gospel of John. All this is hearsay, which is not even first or even second hand! For the canonical gospels written between 40-65 years after his supposed death!
The Known Facts
Jesus early followers did not believe he was divine or that he was born of a virgin. Also, they believed that Mary conceived Jesus through a union with a man and not a God!
Both Jews and Pagans, as well as early Christians, saw Jesus as a Magician. Early Christian art shows Jesus with a wand either multiplying loaves of bread, fish or raising the dead such as Lazarus! Christians are fond of citing the book of John. Yet, it is John 18:30 that informs us that Jesus was a magician, as the Roman Law Code (9.18.5) for Magician/Latin: Magi is Malefactor/Evildoer Greek: “kakon poiwn” and we see this plainly in the gospel of John. 30 They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee [John 18:30 KJV]. Roman law code 9.18.7 is more precise as it states: As the bodies of those who are in the enjoyment of high rank are exempt from torture, except for certain crimes specified by the laws, and as magicians (Latin: Magi) in every portion of the world should be considered the enemies of the human race.
Within the NT and non-canonical gospels, we have problems between Jesus and his mother Mary and family! We know from the synoptic gospels (Matthew 27:55-56; Mark 15:40-41; Luke 23:49) that Mary did NOT attend the crucifixion of Jesus. We also know that Jesus and Mary did not get on as he referred to his mother as the “Woman” John 19:26. The whole family thought that Jesus was mad and out of his mind (Mark 3:21), as well as to split the family and others (Matthew 10:34-39).
Jesus was showing his Misanthropist side as Hater of his family! “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.”Luke 14:26 NIV also see Matthew 10:34-39.
Was Jesus a Hereditary Jew from the Tribe of Judah?
Well, if we are to believe Jewish Tradition and the Old Testament (OT), then Jesus was probably descended from Pagan ancestry. Certainly not from the Tribe of Judah as stated in Matthew 1:1–6 and Luke 3:31–34. The Greek authors of Matthew and Luke gospels had forgotten the Hebrew OT and the historical Jewish History accounts of the kingdoms of Israel (north) and Judah (south). Historically the northern nation of Israel ceased to exist from 721 BCE. [2 Kings 15:29 also see Jeremiah 31:36; Israel Chronology for Years 733, 721 and 599 BCE]
The conquering Assyrians deporting/diaspora all the Israelite’s (Ten Tribes of Israel) including the Levi’s and replaced them all its with the foreigner from the four corners of the Assyrian empire. To this day the Ten Lost Tribes are still missing! However, in 599 BCE the same happened with the kingdom of Judah and its two Tribes Benjamin and Judah, which saw the end of the Jewish Tribal system which went extinct!
Ezra, the Scribe led the return to Israel in 348 BCE.
Ezra was shocked and grieved to find that the spiritual standards of his brethren had sunk to a dangerous low. They had fallen under the influence of the powerful Samaritans and other native tribes, had intermarried with them freely, and a young generation was growing up, which was unaware of the great spiritual heritage of Israel. The children did not even know their own Hebrew tongue. Based on Ezra chapter 9.
Ancient Christian sources have told us the Jesus (as well as Paul) was born in Galilee, which is in the north of present-day Israel. There is no possible chance that Jesus ancestry was from Judah in the south as the conquerors destroyed the temples and information in 721 BCE and 599 BCE.
When released from captivity in Babalon, many scholars say that it was only a trickle of Jews made the return to their ancestral land, most stayed in Babylon. Those that took the Journey returned to Jerusalem and the old kingdom of Judah. The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel Reuben, Simeon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Manasseh, and Ephraim, and also includes the tribe of Levi’s—are as aforesaid lost to this day!
The Gentile Fakery of Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:22-38 Genealogy of Jesus
Jewish History from its chronicles and the Hebrew Old Testament scriptures testify of the destruction of both kingdoms of Israel (721 BCE) and Judah (599 BCE) and all its treasures were taken by the Assyrian/Babylonian conquerors respectively. Nothing was left, of any documentations, and the lands emptied of Israelite’s and the Judeans. Whose replacement was taken by Pagan foreigners?[2 Kings 17:24] All this Jewish historicity makes a mockery of Jesus’ genealogy.
So who do you think Jesus’ ancestry was? Is the Hebrew Old Testament wrong on Jewish History or has the Gentile New Testament created a Jewish Jesus without knowing the full and proper historical facts?
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