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  Chapter 8: In the Light of the Holy Quran (Jesus Christ's Birth)
Jesus was a false prophet and the progeny of the devil.
Jesus was crucified and died the from the dead and ascended to heaven.
The reference to Jesus as son of Mary was really to indicate: firstly, that Mary was a chosen one of God and thus her character was cleared of the allegations made against her: and secondly, to indicate that Jesus was born of woman.
aaiil.org /text/books/others/khwajanazirahmad/jesusinheavenonearth/ch08lightholyquranbirthjesuschrist.shtml   (13196 words)

  Facts about topic: (Jewish view of Jesus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In this view, Christianity as we know it today had nothing to do with Jesus' actual teachings, but rather was the outgrowth of the beliefs of Jesus' later non-Jewish converts, and the preaching of Paul of Tarsus (additional info and facts about Paul of Tarsus).
To most Jews, Jesus is simply irrelevant, a non-important figure in a different religion (much as Muhammad might seem to many Christians), known due to their being immersed in a Christian-oriented society rather than through religious significance.
Jews as a whole do not evangelise, and view their divine purpose (additional info and facts about divine purpose) as being ideally a "role model to the nations" and a "holy people" (ie, a people who live their lives fully in accordance with Divine will), rather than "the one path to God".
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/je/jewish_view_of_jesus.htm   (730 words)

 Jesus Christ Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In Arabic, Jesus is known as the prophet Isa al Masih, from the aforementioned Aramaic for Jesus the Messiah.
Jesus did preach the imminent end of the current era of history, in some sense a literal end of the world as people of his time knew it; in this sense he was an apocalyptic preacher bringing a message about the imminent end of the world the Jews knew.
Jesus was seen as the savior and bringer of gnosis by various Gnostic sects.
www.textsheet.com /encyclopedia/j/je/jesus_christ.html   (2890 words)

 Encyclopedia: Jewish view of Jesus
In Christianity, Jesus is generally thought to have the divine attributes as the son of God and the messiah.
Jesus was seen as the savior and bringer of gnosis by various Gnostic sects, such as the extinct Manichaeism.
Jesus was instrumental in changing the Torah and causing the world to err and serve another beside God.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Jewish-view-of-Jesus   (700 words)

 Learn more about Jesus Christ in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Jesus spoke Aramaic as it was the common language of Galilee and Judea; thus, during his life, he was probably known as Yeshua.
Jesus had by the time of his death taught a number of his disciples or apostles to preach his teachings and perform faith healing to both Jews and Gentiles alike.
Jesus Christ is deemed a false prophet in most sects of Judaism, and religious Jews are still awaiting the arrival of the Messiah.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /j/je/jesus_christ.html   (2951 words)

Jesus was, in Christian terms, God incarnate, God in the flesh who came to Earth to absorb the sins of humans and therefore free from sin those who accepted his divinity.
Jesus did not, in the Jewish view, rise from the dead.
The Jewish view is not that humans are helpless in the face of moral error.
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 vitalcoaching.com - Jesus Christ - Spiritual development
Jesus was possibly born in Bethlehem, although he may have been assigned this birthplace by early Christians based on that city's status as the presumed birthplace of King David, from whom the Messiah was to descend.
Jesus did preach the imminent end of the current era of history, in some sense a literal end of the world as people of his time knew it; in this sense he was an apocalyptic preacher bringing a message about the imminent end of the world the Jews knew.
Jesus was seen as the savior and bringer of gnosis by various Gnostic sects, such as the extinct Manicheanism.
vitalcoaching.com /spirit/masters/jesuschrist.htm   (3149 words)

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Jesus was the only one in His time who had the "title" in conformity with Jewish practice, and there was a vacancy in the Babylonian Exilarchate [the monarchical office held by another branch of the Jewish Royal House which remained in exile], hence, Jesus had no dynastic rivals.
The body of Jesus was taken down from The Cross by Joseph of Arimathea assisted by the Pharisee Nicodemus as well as by the three Marys; and laid the body in a garden tomb, cause it was nigh and it was fast approaching sunset.
Jesus was the first human-being [the human-side of Jesus in contrast to His divine side] to be "born-again" [as He says we all must be].
www.angelfire.com /ego/et_deo/JESUS.wps.htm   (1539 words)

 Jesus as an Historical Jew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Jesus of history, the man who was born in Erets Yisrael and lived and died as a Jew is one (in Christian dogmatic theology) with the God who is beyond all limitations of time or space.
Jesus was saying the kind of things about the Jewish religion that a lot of Jews would like to say but can't get away with.
Jesus moved in entirely open circles of devotees and opponents while the Qumran community was almost hermetically sealed.
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 Some Jewish Views of Jesus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Jesus is not to be taxed for the un-Christian ideas and acts of those who have spoken in his name.
Jesus, like all other of the noblest type of Jewish teachers, taught the essential lessons of spiritual religion -- love, justice, goodness, purity, holiness -- subordinating the material and the political to the spiritual and the eternal.
Jesus, the most lowly of all men, the despised, beyond comparison, of the despised Jewish nation, has ascended the world's throne to become the Great King of the whole earth.
www.jewsforjesus.org /answers/jesus/jewssay/ - !http://www.jewsforjesus.org/answers/jesus/jewssay   (2555 words)

 Paula Fredriksen's From Jesus to Christ
On this view, Jesus' audience, to the degree that they received his message of the impending Kingdom, would have been or felt themselves to be economically or socially deprived, too; hence his particular appeal to the disenfranchised — the sinner, the toll collector, the prostitute, and the poor.
Jesus had disapproved of the Temple anyway (Mk 11); he predicted its destruction (Mk 13); what matters is the resurrection (Jn 2); its destruction means that the Kingdom, coupled with Jesus’ return, is at hand.
Jesus, and by extension Christianity, was "good"; the Judaism of Jesus’ contemporaries — and especially of his opponents (the scribes, or the Pharisees, or the priests) was "bad." In effect if not intent, such descriptions perpetuate the long Christian tradition of scholarly anti-Judaism.
www.bibleinterp.com /articles/fredricksen_JesustoChrist.htm   (6753 words)

 Jewish view of Jesus Article, JewishviewJesus Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Christianity emerged from Judaism in the first century AD: for this reason, the Jewish view of Jesus is important for ahistorical understanding of Christianity's initial reception.
Following the lead of many modern historians, some Jews believe that Jesus was a preacher with an apocalyptic message, thatJesus never claimed to be God or part of a trinity, and that he was a liberal reformer, in many ways more similar to thePharisees than to Jews of the other movements at the time.
In this view, Christianity as we know it today had nothing to do withJesus' actual teachings, but rather was the outgrowth of the beliefs of Jesus' later non-Jewish converts, and the preaching ofPaul of Tarsus.
www.anoca.org /messiah/jews/jewish_view_of_jesus.html   (471 words)

 Jesus, The Crucifixion, Pontius Pilate and the New Testament
The New Testament depiction of Jesus suggests that he was largely a law-abiding and highly nationalistic Jew, and a man with strong ethical concerns.
Jesus concluded his message with a severe warning: "Therefore, the man who infringes even the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be considered the least in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:17-19).
Jesus forgives all sins: "The Son of man has the authority on earth to forgive sins" (Matthew 9:6).
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/anti-semitism/jesus.html   (1534 words)

 Jesus Christ - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Supporting evidence for the historical Jesus is also provided, though less reliably from the perspective of historians, by other religious traditions and certain historians of the period.
Jesus was nailed to the cross and killed by the Romans.
Jesus Christ is deemed a false prophet in most sects of Judaism, and religious Jews are still looking for the Messiah to arrive.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Jesus_Christ   (2797 words)

 Hanefesh: Jewish Perspective on Jesus
This statement of God's Oneness is the first words a Jewish child is taught to say, and the last words uttered before a Jew dies.
In Jewish law, worship of a three-part god is considered idolatry -- one of the three cardinal sins that a Jew should rather give up his life than transgress.
Jewish spirituality comes through grappling with the mundane world in a way that uplifts and elevates.
www.hanefesh.com /Jewish-Christian_Talk.htm   (1859 words)

 ipedia.com: Jewish view of Jesus Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Christianity as we have come to know it emerged from Judaism in the first century of the Common Era: for this reason, the Jewish view of Jesus is extremely important for a historical understanding of Christianity's initial reception.
According to mainstream Jewish beliefs, the failure of Jesus to restore the Kingdom, and his crucifixion by Romans, negated claims that he was the messiah (See the Jewish conception of the messiah for a more detailed discussion of the Jewish understanding of the messiah).
Nevertheless, some of Jesus' followers redefined the concept of messiah to encompass the idea of a resurrection, the promise of a second coming, and the notion of messiah as God.
www.ipedia.com /jewish_view_of_jesus.html   (545 words)

 Why Jews Don't Accept Jesus as the Messiah--Interview with David Klinghoffer Judaism Christian Isaiah Christ -- ...
Jewish author David Klinghoffer has long been a thought-provoking voice on Beliefnet, commenting on issues ranging from Jewish holidays to politics to Mel Gibson's "Passion." His new book, "Why the Jews Rejected Jesus," traces the history of the debate between Christians and Jews over Jesus, from the first century to modern days.
[Jewish radio personality] Michael Medved has made the point that this is the one thing that all Jews have in common--that we don't accept Jesus as our savior.
When I explained that I was Jewish and didn't believe Jesus was the Messiah, she exclaimed, "But he was such a great guy!" For a lot of Jews, that's the hardest thing to explain--why we can believe he was a good person, but not the Messiah.
www.beliefnet.com /story/162/story_16261_1.html   (1059 words)

 Testimonium Flavianum
About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who wrought surprising feats and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly.
Now about this time arose an occasion for new disturbances, a certain Jesus, a wizard of a man, if indeed he may be called a man, who was the most monstrous of men, whom his disciples call a son of God, as having done wonders such as no man has ever done....
The only usually undisputed allusion to Jesus in Josephus is actually only a passing reference in the context of the trial of James.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~humm/Topics/JewishJesus/josephus.html   (936 words)

 Rabbi, teacher, myth: Jewish ideas of Jesus
Since Jesus did not bring about this liberation and militarily defeat the Romans who were in power, "for the vast majority of Jews, this disqualified him from being recognized as the Messiah," Rabbi Bloom said.
"Jewish people tend to focus on the Torah, our central body of teachings," he said, "but since contemporary Jews have no pope to dictate their beliefs, you might say they are rather on their own.
Had Jesus been the Messiah, Dr. Zaas believes there would have been "a final judgment, a cosmic battle" and that other prophecies concerning the end of the world would have come to fruition.
www.evangelist.org /archive/htm/0327jesu.htm   (890 words)

 What Did Jesus Really Say ? - A "Paraclete" like Jesus
In John ii Jesus is a parakletos (not a title), serving as a heavenly intercessor with the Father...
We are told that Jesus was then taken to be hung on the tree as the law required, however, he had conjured all of the trees with his fl magic and none of them would receive him.
After Jesus' body was placed in the tomb it disappeared and his disciples tried to claim that he had risen, however, it was later discovered that "Judas the gardener" had taken Jesus' body and used it as a dam to hold back the water in his garden.
wings.buffalo.edu /sa/muslim/library/jesus-say/ch6.3.html   (3799 words)

 Jesus the Jew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Jesus defined himself as a Jew, was highly conscious of the Jewishness of his message and would have found it impossible to conceive of himself as anything but Jewish.
For Jesus, the coming of the kingdom was imminent; the process leading to the establishment of God's kingdom on earth had already begun.
To Jewish leaders, Jesus was a troublemaker, a subversive who was undermining respect for the Sabbath and religious rites, an arrogant man who claimed that he above all other men was favored by God, another in a long line of messiahs who had been condemned and executed.
www.sullivan-county.com /news/mine/jesus.htm   (1638 words)

 j. - Why be Jewish? Jews and non-Jews seeking answers
A fourth generation San Franciscan, Cheryl was confirmed at a Reform congregation and raised with a Christmas tree in the house, a scenario she said was common in the 1950s.
A collaborative effort between 20 East Bay Jewish organizations and funded by a grant for the Endowment Foundation of the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay, the "Why Be Jewish?" event attracted about 100 people -- among them converts, partners in interfaith couples and Jews looking to reconnect with the community.
Morning and afternoon workshops addressed issues pertaining to interfaith relationships, parenting, Jewish spirituality, a Jewish view of Jesus and a Christian view of Torah.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/2455/edition_id/41/format/html/displaystory.html   (625 words)

As a Jewish believer in Jesus, I have spent considerable time studying the Hebrew Bible with particular emphasis on discovering how the Old and New Covenants connect.
When Jesus rose from the grave and appeared to His disciples on the road to Emmaus, they did not recognize Him at first.
Rabbi Schneider is also the host of the national weekly television program, “Discovering the Jewish Jesus” which airs on the NRB channel through Direct TV.
www.discoveringthejewishjesus.com   (440 words)

 Amazon.com: Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, vol. 1: General and Historical Objections (Answering Jewish ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I like the fact that Brown is a Jewish Christian, so while some of his brethren may not consider him to be a true "Jew," I think he probably has more authority than a typical "goyyim" like me! His sympathy of the Jewish mindset was very much appreciated.
Jews don't believe in Jesus." and "What about all the persecution the Church has done against Jews?" They are open to the gospel if you hang in there and honestly address their concerns with sensitivity.
He was born Jewish, he was Torah-observant, he died Jewish, came back from the dead Jewish and he's STILL Jewish.
www.amazon.com /Answering-Jewish-Objections-Jesus-vol/dp/080106063X   (2045 words)

 Light to the Nations - Rabbi Chaim Richman - The Rabbi Responds: A Jewish View of the Messiah
We are including it here because we understand that the questions which this reader asks, and the answer which he received, are of great interest to many readers, and we hope that this will provide an instructive opportunity to discuss the Jewish view of the messiah.
May I state one last thing however, in the New Testament it is written that Jesus fulfilled all of the prophecies of the prophets and the law.
You have stated that in the New Testament it is written that Jesus fulfilled all of the prophecies of the prophets and the law.
www.lttn.org /R3_Article3_JewishViewOfMessiah.htm   (1666 words)

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