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Quest for the Historical Jesus, OR Discovery of the Unknown Trial

Someone wrote that I was on the classic Quest for the Historical Jesus, and that my theory was based solely on the hazy meaning of Luke 17:34-35. He was not yet aware of some key facts about the Bethsaida Trial … 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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Mishnah Sanhedrin 1:2

Mishnah Sanhedrin 1:2 Antigonus the Prince asked Rabban Yoḥanan ben Zakkai, “The ox will be stoned and the master also die (Ex. 21:29). Why?”He said to him, “The accomplice of a thief is like a thief.”When he went out, the … Continue reading

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Gay Jew Jesus: Luke 17:34-35 was not Spoken BY Jesus, but is ABOUT Jesus

The realization that Jesus was a gay Jew came to me at the end of a decade of research. A year ago I was forced to answer the question, “What do you really believe happened?” I’ve known for years that … 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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Yohanan b. Zakkai and the Galilee Persecution

Yohanan b. Zakkai is almost certainly the law enforcement officer involved in the Galilee Episode. The conclusive evidence are the four passages from Talmud. According to Jacob Neusner two of the three passages he collected are reliably attributed to YbZ … Continue reading

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