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Feb
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comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
Bruce, by that measure you must also throw out the Tenach, since there exists in the Ancient Near East pagan parallels of everything from the Tabernacle (traveling tent shrine) to the Flood. The idea of a divine messiah -- God entering the world through messiah -- was not at all foreign to 1st century Judaism, and indeed, it was 1st century Judaism in Israel that produced Christianity. See Orthodox Jewish scholar Daniel Boyarin's book, the Jewish Gospels, for reference.
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Dec
16
comment What ancient sources discuss the meaning of Psalm 22?
This answer suggested Christian bibles mistranslate Psalm 22. However, the Dead Sea Scrolls, written before the time of Jesus, contain the very translation Christians use. See here: torahresource.com/EnglishArticles/Ps22.16.pdf
Nov
13
comment Who is the subject of Zechariah 14?
Sure. Thanks for your answer.
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Nov
12
comment Who is the subject of Zechariah 14?
I am aware of the distinction between Adonai and the divine name. The reason I ask this question is, if God himself does all this, what could possibly be left for Messiah to do? Isn't it Messiah who fights the wars of God, compels all Israel to walk with God, causes worldwide acknowledgement of God? I have long assumed this to be Messiah's role, acting on behalf of God.
Nov
11
comment Who is the subject of Zechariah 14?
If it is indeed HaShem in chapter 14, it raises some additional questions: If HaShem himself saves Israel from her enemies, compels Israel to follow God, causes all nations to recognize God...what possible role could Messiah have? Perhaps that is a topic for another question.
Nov
11
comment Who is the subject of Zechariah 14?
What do Judaism's sages have to say about this chapter; do you have sources?
Nov
11
comment Who is the subject of Zechariah 14?
Updated to include additional information that suggests this person is the mashiach. (Again, my question is asking what the predominate Jewish belief is on Zech 14. If the belief is HaShem himself, and not messiah, and evidence is given towards it, that's an acceptable answer.)
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Nov
11
comment Who is the subject of Zechariah 14?
Thanks, Isaac. Is there something I did that caused my question to be downvoted? I am a Christian, true, but my question is a sincere one, not to argue about who the Messiah is; I honestly want to know what the Jewish understanding of Zechariah 14 is.
Nov
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Sep
30
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
Christian here. To answer your last question, virtually all Christians believe in the divinity of the Messiah, which necessitates a theology like the trinity or something like it. This is because the gospels and Paul's letters in the New Testament affirm the elevated status of Messiah. Interestingly, the Orthodox Jewish scholar and talmudist, Daniel Boyarin, writes in his book, the Jewish Gospels, that the idea of a divine messiah was not foreign to 1st century Judaisms. thejc.com/judaism/judaism-features/106271/…
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