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Re: Mel's Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"

Who Killed Christ?

There's Nothing to Debate!

Compiled by Michael A. Hoffman II

According to the Rabbis of the Talmud

"On the eve of Passover they hung Jesus of Nazareth. The herald had gone forth forty days before [his death], (crying): 'Jesus of Nazareth goes forth to be stoned, because he has practiced magic and deceived and led astray Israel. Anyone who knows anything in his favor should come and declare concerning him.' But they found nothing in his favor."

Source: Tractate Sanhedrin 43a

According to Judaism's most esteemed halachic (legal) authority, Moses Maimonides

"Jesus of Nazareth... impelled people to believe that he was a prophet sent by God to clarify perplexities in the Torah, and that he was the Messiah that was predicted by each and every seer. He interpreted the Torah and its precepts in such a fashion as to lead to their total annulment, to the abolition of all its commandments and to the violation of its prohibitions. The sages, of blessed memory, having become aware of his plans before his reputation spread among our people, meted out fitting punishment to him."

Source: Maimonides, "Letter to Yemen"

According to the Bible

For ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

Source: I Thessalonians 2: 14-16

Case closed!

Judaism's Strange Gods

by Michael A. Hoffman II

Independent History & Research, Box 849, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816 USA

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