Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reblog: The Myth of the Dying Messiah

Simon J. Joseph, Ph.D. writes in his blog,

Did any pre-Christian Jews expect a messiah to suffer and die for their sins? If there was such a thing, Jesus' first followers didn't seem to know anything about it. That's because there was no such ancient Jewish prophecy. Those who "see" evidence of a suffering-and-dying messiah in pre-Christian Jewish texts and traditions are reading this motif into the Scriptures with the eyes of faith.

This goes along with what we have been seeing in our discussions of the Markan gospel.

Read the rest of the blog entry here.

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