There are several passages in the Talmud which are believed by some scholars to be . In , Peter Schäfer wrote Jesus in the Talmud in which he tried to find a middle ground between “anti-Jewish Christian” and “apologetic Jewish”. Growing from a seminar co-taught with Israel Yuval at Princeton University, Peter Schäfer’s. Jesus in the Talmud reviews well-trodden territory but derives new. Full text of “Peter Schäfer Jesus In The Talmud” Oxfordshire 0X20 1SY All Rights Reserved Schafer, Peter, — Jesus in the Talmud / Peter Schafer, p. cm.

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Balaam speaks against Israel, whereas the sinners of Israel speak in their favor.

Peter Schäfer Jesus In The Talmud

Hence, what the talmudic passage wants to convey in reality is the message that not only Jesus is ex- cluded from the world to come but that all of jjesus followers in the Christ- ian Church share this devastating verdict with him. Finally, the Bavli 40 Chapter 3 editor puts the blame on the teacher Yehoshua b.

Although a little dry in the beginning, it does become more interesting, and it is obvious that the author has an immense knowledge of Jewish scripture jssus an amazing ability to decipher and analyze references to Jesus. This makes the author’s comments about the Bavli’s anti-Christian stance during Sasanian persecution of Christians weak and in need of extended treatment.

I had the feeling that somehow the wrong questions were asked, or rather that the chimera of a rationalistic and positivistic historicity was evoked, almost as if to evade the real questions.

Letter to the Corinthians Dan. You have now heard his blasphemy.

This does not preserve historical memories of the real Jesus, but historical memories of how early rabbis and Christians interacted with each other and contested the claims of the New Testament.

Jesus incited Israel to eating — and scgafer is punished by sitting in what eating produces: Schaeffer includes a helpful tabular Appendix pp. Je- sus is the son of the couple Joseph and Mary, and the Davidic lineage comes from his father Joseph, not from his mother.


Who is in repute in the other world?

It may even be a more creative mockery–of His teaching that foods pass through the person and come out in the latrine, but do not defile the person Christ’s point being that evil thoughts and deeds actually do. And not least we have a case analogous to Balaam and to Titus. In transferring the tbe about Jesus publicly spoiling his food to the tradition of those who have no share in the world to come and in replac- ing Balaam with Jesus the Talmud considerably changes its meaning.

In sum, the Talmud does make reference to the Christian Jesus but has nothing to offer the searcher for the historical Jesus.

Hence, Schater put the heavier burden of proof on those who want to decline the validity of the Jesus passages. In his view the tosefta account reveals that at least some Jews believed Christians were true healers, but that the rabbis saw this belief as a major threat.

Its most prominent anti-Jewish propagandist is Apion, the Greek scholar of Egypt- ian origin in first century C. This time he [Yehoshua b. This is to say, I have set up the headings under which I talmjd the evi- dence in order to present the material in a meaningful structure, not just as literary fragments.

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Dama] said to him [Ishmael]: Perahya] arose, went and found himself in a cer- tain inn. InJacob Z. While it is clear that some classical Rabbis did not see Christia Schafer’s somewhat masterful discussion of the Jesus in the two Talmuds is refreshing in that doesn’t pull punches nor allow for purely antisemitic spin to put on the polemics against Jesus in the Talmud, particularly the Balvi.

Quotes from Jesus in the Talmud. Jesus is a common human being, not God, not the Son of Man, and he certainly did not ascend to heaven to return to his divine father. Is this what you peeter occupied in? For transgressing the hedge or fence that we erected around taljud Torah inevitably results in death. And so, do every- thing for teh, and may you turn to me with Good Fortune and Good Dai- mon, immediately, immediately; quickly, quickly.


Jesus in the Talmud

Our rabbinic texts, all in the Bavli, emphasize that Jesus, the new Balaam, does not have a portion in the world to come: What seems to be apparent in Peter Schafer’s book and in the Talmud itself is that there isn’t an equal distribution of editorial coverage of tannaim and the Bar Kochba revolt vs. The sorcerer is stoned and hanged on the Eve of Passover. Jul 19, Lucas rated it it was ok. Return to Book Page. He [Onqelos] went and brought up Balaam out of his grave by necromancy and asked him: Hence it is safe to assume that he will stay in heaven until his last and final appear- ance on earth.

The case made against Jesus seems to be a good case.

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With a shattering in my sschafer [be-retzah be-‘atzamotai] 16 my oppressors revile me, taunting me always with: This also fits much better with the logic of the narrative with three individuals punished in Gehinnom Titus, Balaam, Jesus and the similar punishment for the lat- ter two sitting in boiling semen and excrement, respectively.

The refutation of such crude and positivistic historicity does not mean that the story does not reflect some kind of reality, more precisely some rabbinic awareness of Jesus and Christianity. Dama keeps company with a heretic and wants to be healed by him and talmd po- tent charm, but his merciless uncle prefers kn beloved nephew to die rather than to be healed by a heretic.

You are my son benitoday I have begotten you. He [the disciple] went, set up a brick and worshipped it. For the similar sounding Hebrew or Aramaic name, see Yeshua name.