Jesus of Nazareth has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Marcus said: Scholarly, erudite and informative; a great study/biography, for Jew and Gentile alike, of J. Jesus of Nazareth: his life, times, and teaching / by Joseph Klausner ; translated from the original Hebrew by Herbert Danby Klausner, Joseph, This thesis explores Joseph Klausner on a central historical issue: why Israel rejected Jesus. Klausner’s views, compiled from. Jesus of Nazareth, Messianic.

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However that may be, these two contradictory attitudes are the sign of the great man. Neither can they regard him as a lawgiver or the founder of a new religion: Retrieved from ” https: The eighteenth and nineteenth-century Emancipation and josepph new freedom it brought for Jewish writers and thinkers changed all this and encouraged a less hostile treatment of Jesus.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. At this time there was an outbreak ejsus public debates ,which forced Jewish thinkers to give heed to a subject that, to them, was not of primary interest. Jesus, on the Sabbath, heals diseases which are not dangerous.

Inhe became a professor of Hebrew literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Harry Van marked it as to-read Jan 14, At the turn of the 20th century, the Klausners left Lithuania and settled in Odessa. He had a wide grasp of the Talmud and Midrashic literature. Christianity, it must always be remembered, is the result of a combination of Jewish religion and Greek philosophy; it cannot be understood without a knowledge of Jewish-Greek Alexandrine literature and of contemporary Graeco-Roman culture.

Well-known examples include the disputations at Paris and Barcelona This explains the popularity in the mediaeval period of the Toledot Yeshu History of Jesusfor example, a notorious polemic composed sometime in late antiquity on the basis of earlier traditions, which presented Jesus as an illegitimate-born, apostate Jew who practiced sorcery and sought to lead Israel astray. Billy Smith marked it as to-read May 30, Rem marked it as to-read Dec 07, You are commenting using your WordPress.


Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Jun 15, Has some faults, but way more interesting than, eg, the book by Reza Aslan.

Similarly, Jews in the mediaeval period had little to say about Jesus because of their own concern about encouraging controversy and their fear of reprisals.

Jac marked it as to-read Oct 13, The disputations were, at best, unproductive, since such conditions that is, discussions in which the opponents were also the lf were by no means conducive to an unbiased reading or estimation of Jesus. But in his ethical code there is a sublimity, distinctiveness and originality in form unparalleled in any other Hebrew ethical code; neither is there any parallel to the remarkable art of his parables.

Ultimately, his unique influence was due to his character Jesus of Nazareth, however, was a product of Palestine alone, a product of Judaism unaffected by any foreign admixture. Amalia Felix Felix marked it as to-read Mar 20, So extraordinary is the similarity that it might almost seem as though the Gospels were composed simply and solely out of matter contained in the Talmud and Midrash… But there is a new thing in the Gospels… Jesus gathered together and, so to speak, condensed and concentrated ethical teachings in such a fashion as to make them more prominent than in the Talmudic Haggada and the Midrashim, where they are interspaced among more commonplace discussion and worthless matter… A man like Jesus, for whom the ethical ideal was everything, was something hitherto unheard of in the Judaism of the day.

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Joseph Klausner — was a Jewish historian and prominent Zionist. Yet Jews have always rejected Jesus, Klausner argued, because his Jewish outlook was subsumed by his concern for the individual, which led to a loss of reality and an over-emphasis on self-abnegation, forgiveness, self-sacrifice, and in this Jesus betrayed Jewish nationalism Or perhaps the editors had not deemed Jesus important enough to discuss, or were simply ignorant of his existence.


Philip Sharp marked it as to-read Jan 31, An online teaching resource jnjr ed. Tzaddiq]Judaism was unable to accept [i.

The German Reform rabbi and Wissenschaft scholar, Abraham Geiger, to take one example, spent considerable time and effort to this end. Allen and Unwin, trans. He sees Paul as responsible for making a Jewish Jesus the origin of Christianity, and there are hints throughout of his hostility to Christianity Clement Birkelbach marked it as to-read Aug 22, Viewed as a Jewish ethical teacher, Jesus and his teachings started to look more interesting and relevant.

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Douglas marked it as to-read Aug 16, David added it Jul 02, But in other parts it seems reasonable, where certain events have just happened, and Jesus the goes and does something that seems to have a pretty straightforward psychological motivation like wanting to avoid being arrested.

The Servant rated it it was amazing Sep 30, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His family later moved to Odessa, Ukraine There was also, of course, the practical danger of provoking violent Christian responses. For ye tithe mint and rue and every herb and pass over judgment and the love of God: By continuing to use this website, you agree jesis their use.

Jesus derived his entire knowledge and point of view from the Scriptures and from a few, at most, of the Palestinian apocryphal and pseudepigraphical writings and from the Palestinian Haggada [sic] and Midrash in the primitive form in which they were then current among the Jews. With the exception of Josephus, there is nothing in klauser ancient Jewish literature that could be regarded as an independent Jewish source of information on Jesus.