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What would a Jewish person say about Jesus?
The problem is that a Jewish person would never say some of those things about Jesus. As historian Paul Maier observes, 鈥渘o Jew could have claimed Jesus as the Messiah who rose from the dead without having converted to Christianity.鈥?In addition, the early Church father Origen believed that Josephus was never converted.
What does it mean to be a Christian?
Christianity describes Jesus as more than simply a wise teacher or inspired prophet, and what we believe about Jesus defines us as Christians. Those who believe Jesus is the eternal, uncreated Creator of the Universe are within the Christian family; those who think He is something less may be theists, but they aren鈥檛 Christian theists.
What do we know about Josephus and Jesus?
Here are 3 important conclusions about Josephus and Jesus: (1) Josephus was a 1st century Jewish historian who talked about Jesus (and his brother James cf. Antiquities 20.200). (2) This passage (Antiquities 18:63-64) is disputed and likely does contain some Christian interpolations (fancy word for some Christian edits or embellishments).
What is the Aramaic word for God in the Bible?
The word for God in Aramaic was Eil and Elaha (also written as Alaha). In first century Judea, they used both Eil and Elaha for God. But in Samaria, Galilee, Lebanon, and in Syria during first century, they mostly used Elaha (also written as Alaha). Since Jesus Christ grew up in Galilee, he would have used Elaha.