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Targum and Sermon on the Mount

First, I question your source. What qualifies the author to confirm his hypothesis? How much expertise does he have pertaining to the subject? Was he free from distorting influences, such as church loyalty, promotion, fame, and etc? Was he selective with his sources, one perhaps with a dissenting view? Are there more experts in the revelent field who agree with him? Are they the minority among scholars? Until you answer these questions, I cannot entirely accept your source.

Secondly, would Pharisaic Jews really "co-opt" their wisdom literature with Christians, followers of a man, who according to Princeton scholar Peter Sch??fer's Jesus in the Talmud, is seen as:

"Balaam," "that man," "the carpenter," "ben Pandera" (son of Pandera).....[a] "mamzer" (bastard) conceived adulterously in "niddah" (menstrual filth) by a Roman soldier named Pandera [Kallah 51a] of a whore [Sanhedrin 106a].... [who] is now in Hell, boiling in excrement. In some renderings Jesus is portrayed as boiling in semen as punishment for sexual perversion [Gittin 57a].

.... the Talmud claim that the Sanhedrin justly executed Jesus because he was an idolater [Sanhedrin 43a] who worshipped a brick [Sanhedrin 67a], even boasting that the Sanhedrin overcame Roman opposition to the execution of Jesus [Sanhedrin 43a].(<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... almud.html</a><!-- m -->)

Not likely.

A more plausible cause is that the followers of Paul or Paul himself, who was educated in the school of Gamaliel (grandson of Hillel), interpolated the Gospel of Matthew, if not composing it entirely.

Considering that the

"canon of the New Testament, like that of the Old, is the result of a development, of a process at once stimulated by disputes with doubters, both within and without the Church, and retarded by certain obscurities and natural hesitations, and which did not reach its final term until the dogmatic definition of the Tridentine Council" (Catholic Encyclopedia under "Canon of the New Testament")

Whose views do you think were more prevalent and widespread, thus better represented, during this canonical fluidity: Paul's or, say, the Apostle James?

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Re: Targum and Sermon on the Mount - by Christina - 03-05-2009, 09:57 PM
Re: Targum and Sermon on the Mount - by Kara - 03-06-2009, 11:07 PM
Re: Targum and Sermon on the Mount - by Kara - 03-08-2009, 01:01 AM
Re: Targum and Sermon on the Mount - by Kara - 03-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Re: Targum and Sermon on the Mount - by Kara - 03-09-2009, 05:23 AM

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