By Michael L. Brown
"The New testomony is stuffed with old inaccuracies."
"The Gospels painting a legendary Jesus."
"Jesus used to be a fake prophet."
Jewish humans regularly bring up objections to Christianity in line with the hot testomony. within the fourth quantity of his extremely popular sequence, Michael Brown explains the Christian reaction to thirty-four such objections. He addresses questions about matters resembling how the recent testomony costs and translates the outdated testomony, the historic accuracy of the hot testomony, obvious contradictions within the Gospels and the remainder of the hot testomony, pagan impacts on Christian teachings, and no matter if Jesus abolished the Torah
With special responses in keeping with cautious study of the Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic texts, and the recent testomony, Brown completely and respectfully solutions those objections and invitations Jewish seekers to contemplate the prospect that the recent covenant they've been awaiting is already here.
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Extra info for Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus New Testament Objections ( volume 4 of 4 )
Israel in its infancy went into Egypt, just as Jesus did (Gen. 46:1–7; 47:27—Israel; Exod. 4:19—Moses; Matt. 2:13–15—Jesus), and then both were called out of Egypt back to the Promised Land (Exod. 3:8; Matt. 2:21; note also the parallels between “those who were seeking your life are dead” in Exod. 4:19 [ NRSV]—Moses to go into Egypt; Matt. 2:20—Joseph to bring Jesus out). ”59 57 Craig S. Keener, A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999), 109, my emphasis. See ibid. for further parallels in Matthew between Israel and the Messiah, including the important observa on: “Ma hew emphasizes Jesus’ solidarity with Israel elsewhere as well (cf.
800). The residence of Jesus in Nazareth is akin to his birth in a stable; it is part of the oﬀense of the incarnation. ” 68 For other possible verses and/or concepts that Matthew may have had in mind, cf. Davies and Allison, Ma hew 1–7, 274–81 (their ﬁrst choice is for the associa on with nazir, Nazarite, holy person, with special reference to Isa 4:3; they see the netser reference as secondary); Keener, Matthew, 113–15; Nolland, Gospel of Matthew, 128–31. According to Carson, “Ma hew,” EBC, 8:97, “[Ma hew] is not saying that a particular OT prophet foretold that the Messiah would live in Nazareth; he is saying that the OT prophets foretold that the Messiah would be despised (cf.
Remember the blood guilt! Remember Jeremiah’s prophecy about the destruction of our city and Temple! It happened just as he said it would. And today there is even greater blood guilt with even greater consequences. We have betrayed God’s Son. We have given the Messiah over to death. 75 As D. P. ”76 Knowles also finds evidence that Matthew was making a direct comparison between Jesus and Jeremiah, both of whom were rejected and mistreated by their own people, and both of whom prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.