Tag Archives: Massekhet Semahot 8:7

“Jesus was a Gay Jew. Evidence Please.”

Recently someone left a simple, reasonable FB comment: “Jesus was a gay Jew. Evidence please.” In this post I am providing that evidence in one place. I will provide a brief introduction, as brief as possible. The evidence I found … Continue reading

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Massekhet Semahot 8.7

The dorshe hamurot used to say, You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom thou shall dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains and upon the hills, and under every green tree; you shall tear down … Continue reading

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Understanding the Talmudic Evidence for the Trial

The three Talmud passages are found in a book that, from cover to cover, is about law and legal matters. Just because the Talmud is an intimidating collection (as legal texts tend to be) doesn’t mean that a specific theme … Continue reading

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Talmudic Evidence of a Trial Prosecuted by Yohanan b. Zakkai

The following three Talmud excerpts are evidence that Yohanan b. Zakkai once prosecuted a case of sexual transgression in the court of Philip the Tetrarch. Mishnah Sanhedrin 1:2 Antigonus the Prince asked Rabban Yoḥanan ben Zakkai, “The ox will be … Continue reading

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