God? See the problems involved here? The older he got, the worse it got. And by means of your seed all nations of the earth will certainly bless themselves.” (Genesis 22:17, 18) Those words linked Abraham with the fulfillment of the first prophecy. Regret that I must say that there is no logic in Christian dogma. God gives him the soul and breath, beauty of features, eyesight, hearing, speech, understanding, and discernment. Faith is the basis for discovery of real evidence, and real evidence divides faith from false explanations, literary devices, stories and myths resulting from ignorance of the real world at that time. Which text is correct? 5. Why did Joseph contemplate giving Mary a certificate of divorce when the two were only engaged? This article explains how Christ’s existence was wrapped into literary devices of the time to maintain a mystical aura around Jesus. There are, concluded the Talmudic rabbis, seven basic commandments of righteousness contained in that covenant, and implied even in its wording, that assure salvation if they are observed by anyone, of no matter what religion or culture. So if you believe the Gospels you are contradicting the word of God. The consequence is that a person’s natural parents are always his or her parents, and their lineage his or her own. The first paragraph has some interesting questions in it; the first one that caught my attention was “Who was Jesus’ biological father?”The birth of Jesus was literally an astronomical event, prophesied through the ages. There's also the fact Mr. Nobody has never revealed this piece of information to Dom, which feels a little odd. Sadly many of the above post seem to only be verbiage or clouds without water. You will simply come out with the preconceived results you were looking to prove when you started trying to justify your unbelief. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200273113, JOSEPH (Adoptive Father of Jesus) His “opinions” are based on historical primary sources, and he makes few conclusions t/o his scholarly work. Before our increased knowledge of genetics, we would have classified how Jesus was conceived as another of the Christian mysteries. As Andrew Lincoln demonstrates, instead the account assumes Graeco-Roman laws of adoption and inheritance — i.e., this demonstrates yet again that there was a sweeping and extensive later gentile Christian editing of the Gospels which simply did not know much of Judaism. A simple instance is that if a Jewish family adopts (in secular terms) a child, it does not become by that even a Jewish child; the child must affirm Judaism as such, at the time of maturity, for him- or her-self: that makes the adoptive child a “Jew.” The ancestry and lineage of the Jewish parents does not become the ancestry of the child. would have joined it and produced a new body. Take Strong’s numbered Hebrew Dictionary online and check for yourselves. His four Olympic victories were a blow to Adolf Hitler’s intention to use the Games to demonstrate Aryan superiority. Jesse was a member of Dominic Toretto's crew. Bebai recited before R. Nahman: Three [categories of] women must use a ‘mokh’ in marital intercourse; a minor, a pregnant woman, and a nursing mother. Unlike the Greeks and Romans, whose terminology confused these matters (reflecting much more promiscuous societies), Biblical Israel certainly did not. Please, put this material back into its proper context and stop slanting it to jive with your dogmatic assertions! It had to be the David’s father, Jesse, lived in Bethlehem and was from the tribe of Judah. That’s not what Judaism maintains and it certainly wasn’t a notion that one finds in proto-Rabbinic Judaism, which was the faith of the historical man, Yeshua ben Yosef. ((Luke 3:23)) By claiming that Luke's genealogy is of Mary, Heli becomes Mary's father and Joseph's father-in-law. Donald Margolis to Walter White[src] Donald Margolis is the father of Jane Margolis. Are you saying that Mary was a prostitute? (On this, see the articles on “Adoption” in the Encyclopaedia Judaica and in the on-line great classic Jewish encyclopaedia from the early 20th century, The Jewish Encyclopaedia.) You are trying to overlay the morality of today, where it is OK for a woman who no longer has her virginity to get married, onto the reality of 2000 years ago and the two are incompatible. So Jonathan knew that his father had made up his mind to put David to death. What are you even thinking about. More modern Christian translations have accepted the fact that the Hebrew merely refers to a young woman. PULL UP THIS; IS RON WYATTS NAME IN THE BIBLE CODE. In the gospel of John, we see that the Word was in the beginning with God, so there we have Messiah’s complete informational genetic makeup. I would strongly urge you (and others) to read, “The Jewish Way In Love And Marriage,” by Maurice Lamm and “Birth Control and Jewish Law: Marital Relations, Contraception, and Abortion as set forth in the classic texts of Jewish Law” by David M. Feldman, which I referenced and quoted in my above comment. $3,100 to $3,700 USD). The article makes this fundamental hermeneutical error: EISAGESIS (reading into the text what isn’t in there originally (in this case, the cultural and literary background). King David was fully human and as such, his seed was corrupted by original sin. I would respectfully suggest that those words could be interpreted as, “Blessed are those who have no material evidence, but who still believe”! So that pretty well rules out Jesus as qualifying as the messiah as far as the Jews are concerned. Moreover, there is no adoption in halakhah, that is, the binding Jewish law from Sinai as explained and applied by the Rabbis (the Pharisees of the Gospels), only guardianship (“apotropos”), fostering, although children under such custodianship nevertheless have almost all the rights of natural children and are to be treated lovingly according to Jewish law, and the children themselves are to treat their foster parents with the honor and respect due to parents. Jesse's best father figure on Breaking Bad isn't who you'd think — and he has his own sad reasons for struggling to help his would-be adoptive son. AMC. Zeruiah and Abigal were David's half-sisters through his mother's previous marriage to Nahash. (33)Your son will be king of Jacob’s people forever, and his kingdom will never end.” (34) Mary asked the angel, “How can this be? IF Judas existed why do priests male and female of all religions dress up in different clothes according to their ranking in their religion ??? “Zee” Mimms was born on July 21, 1845, in Logan, Kentucky, to Pastor John W. Mimms and Mary James Mimms. We know Christ resembled His Father in heaven quite accurately (John 4:19). It is just a title, usually self imposed. CB, I enjoyed and agree wholeheartedly with your post and reply. Thanks Chris for pointing out the apparently not-so-obvious obvious fact: Jesus was a Jew. http://biblehub.com/interlinear/genesis/3-15. strange pregnancies, in China mainly. I know Hebrew and studied each word here and it is inescapable that the virgin birth is refered to by Jeremiah. Very interesting explanation of Jewish marital customs, particularly separating out the Galilean differences. 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