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Let’s first consider whether the gospels contain purely eyewitness testimony. Were the authors in the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus went off alone to pray?
Yet, because of that stark difference, both cannot be correct." Let's understand why – not to disparage other religions, but rather to clarify the Jewish position.Jews do not accept Jesus as the messiah because: But first, some background: What exactly is the Messiah?Evangelical Christians commonly claim that the gospels were either written by eyewitnesses or the authors had access to eyewitnesses. and the authors were dispersed throughout the region.Ultimately, these claims are not very convincing to those outside that group. To assume that followers of Jesus would have been in this situation and actually able to read and write is highly suspect.Because no one has ever fulfilled the Bible's description of this future King, Jews still await the coming of the Messiah.
All past Messianic claimants, including Jesus of Nazareth, Bar Cochba and Shabbtai Tzvi have been rejected.
The word "Messiah" is an English rendering of the Hebrew word Mashiach, which means "anointed." It usually refers to a person initiated into God's service by being anointed with oil.
(Exodus 29:7, 1-Kings , 2-Kings 9:3) What is the Messiah supposed to accomplish?
John is often called the Maverick Gospel because of how different it is from the synoptic gospels.
These differences are so interesting and numerous, I will provide a separate post just to deal with this gospel, and why I conclude it is the least reliable. It has a lot of things going for it – it was the earliest, it was obviously popular and widely circulated, and it is the least embellished in many ways.
This seems to be largely based on church tradition to lend authority to these accounts.