Drinking at the Sources by Jacques Doukhan

By Jacques Doukhan

The schism among Israel and the Christian church is rooted within the such a lot profound truth in heritage.

When Jesus acknowledged that He was once the Messiah, was once His rivalry to not have results in a land occupied through Roman legions given that sixty six B.C.? In a land the place leaders of resistance pursuits had on a regular basis been proclaimed king and messiah of Israel by means of their troops? sadly, messianic adventures weren't unusual in these occasions! lots of them led to atrocious massacres—from Judas the Galilean, who preached rebellion opposed to Rome whilst Jesus used to be a toddler, to Bar-Kokhba.

Because Israel lived always below the specter of extermination by way of pagan, barbarian, and imperial Rome, weren't the boys answerable for her healthiness and future to be super involved by means of the emerging tide of one other messianic circulation? and particularly because this most recent manifestation used to be led via a self-proclaimed Christ with an overwhelming character? The be aware from Caiaphas that it was once to their virtue that one guy should still die to save lots of the country needs to be understood within the mild of the stark fact of Roman repression, which was once answerable for greater than 600,000 crucified victims.

Drinking on the assets separates historic truth from fiction in an try and detect what was the reason for the hatred among early Christians and Jews that incorporates directly to today. It seeks to spot, from every one side’s standpoint, the decisive components and arguments each side have utilized in developing likely insurmountable partitions.

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