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Related: For better understanding between Jews and Christians, some reading material I think there is an important distinction to be made between the Jesus(es) that Christians believe in and the real historical Jesus. The sources available to us are highly questionable in terms of veracity. The "gospels" were written by people who never met Jesus, and ...


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The Gemara in Rosh Hashana 3b(which talks about when to start the counting of a kings reign) writes that Koresh(he was a kosher king),Daryavesh(his actual name),and Artachasasta(name of his kingdom) are one in the same. The question is was Daryavish Esther's son. The simple answer is that its a machlokes. Tosfos on that Daf explains that Daryavish was ...


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Don't know if you mean Cyrus 1 or 2 (just found out from another commenter that there was more than one), but at least one seems to have preceded the megillah: http://www.chabad.org/holidays/in-depth/default_cdo/aid/39643/jewish/Megillah-with-Commentary.htm And it came to pass in the days of Achashverosh (Esther 1:1) Achashverosh succeeded Cyrus as ruler of ...


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I'll answer part of the question. (About partial answers: What to do when you only have a partial answer So the moderater says it's fine.) Is there any scriptural reason to believe that the messiah would suffer such a fate? In the famous Disputation of Barcelona in 1263, where the Ramban, one of the leading Rabbi at the time, whose works are still ...


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Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan wrote a piece called "Behold the man: The real Jesus" found on page 37 of this pdf: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/the_real_messiah.pdf&ved=0CBwQFjAAahUKEwjlnv2m_p_HAhUEGz4KHV-WCdA&usg=AFQjCNES1jJc_ogRECuMZ0R85M8ZKr3B7A&sig2=oTjNB_o19HledMZOeFweXQ He ...



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