There are several passages in the Talmud which are believed by some scholars to be . In , Peter Schäfer wrote Jesus in the Talmud in which he tried to find a middle ground between “anti-Jewish Christian” and “apologetic Jewish”. Growing from a seminar co-taught with Israel Yuval at Princeton University, Peter Schäfer’s. Jesus in the Talmud reviews well-trodden territory but derives new. Full text of “Peter Schäfer Jesus In The Talmud” Oxfordshire 0X20 1SY All Rights Reserved Schafer, Peter, — Jesus in the Talmud / Peter Schafer, p. cm.

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Moreover, I will demonstrate that again sexual transgressions are involved because the Christian cult was charac- terized as enticing its members into secret licentious and orgiastic rites. Very interesting are the last pages of the book where the author compares word by word the various scrolls of the Talmud Bavli such as the Vilna, the Munich, the Vatican, the Firenze etc. Aside from mentions of the five disciples of “Yeshu ha Notzri,” the plural Notzrim, “Christians,” are only clearly mentioned once in the Babylonian Talmud, where it is amended to Netzarimpeople of the watch in B.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. A bad student was one of the worst disasters that could happen to the rabbinic elite, not only for the poor student but also for his rabbi who was responsible for him.

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Moreover, Rubenstein sees this story as a rebuke to overly harsh Rabbis. Magical deception leads to idolatry, and this is jeuss is at stake here. According to Rubenstein, the structure of this teaching, in which a biblical prooftext is used to answer a question about biblical lawis common to both the rabbis and early Christians. Mattai, Naqqai, Netzer, Buni, and Todah. True, it jeaus, their magical power is undeniable: Klausner, believe that they can discover at least some old and historically reliable traditions in the Talmud”.

He was a mesit someone who insti- gated Israel to idolatryconcerning whom the Merciful [God] says: Adda stated in the name of R. Dama, who had to learn this the hard way: A very unfortunate error, indeed, according to his grandfather, because it cost him his eternal life.


Eliezer was charged with it by the Roman authorities. Two different answers are provided. In order to elucidate the meaning of our strange phrase further, let us look at some parallels. We can even go a step further.

Peter Schäfer Jesus In The Talmud

The danger inherent in the exercise of magical schaffer idolatry is the reason why the rabbis in the case of R. The context is a large aggadic complex about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple during the first Jewish War and of Bethar, the last stronghold of the rebels, during the second Jew- ish War the so-called Bar Kokhba revolt.

She seizes him and kisses him, and with impudent face she says to him: Except for Shimon b. Sanhedrin 43a [77] relates the thhe and execution of a sorcerer named Jesus Yeshu in Hebrew and his five disciples.

Netzer shall be executed? According to them the account also reveals that there was greater contact between Christians and Jews in the 2nd century than commonly believed. No, peteer mother was Miriam, who let her hair grow long and was called Stada.

The Talmudic stories make fun of Jesus’ birth from a virgin, fervently contest his claim to be the Messiah and Son of God, and maintain that he was rightfully executed as a blasphemer and idolater. The talmudic law drops hanging and adds strangling as an independent death penalty, 2 but the discussions in rabbinic literature are largely academic since the rabbis did not have the power th inflicting the death sentence.

The story appears in Tbe Avodah Zarah 16ba, but this time we are in the possession of earlier Palestinian parallels. Was he the son of Stada 8 and not on the contrary the son of Pan- dera?

We are not the murderers of the Messiah and Son of God, nor of the king of the Jews as Pilate wanted to have it. Go then and find a time that is neither day nor night and learn then Greek wisdom!

Hananya, 44 in the course of which R. By courtesy of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. In addition, at the Disputation of ParisDonin presented the allegation that the Talmud was blasphemous towards Perer, the mother of Jesus Miriam in Hebrewand this criticism has been repeated by many Christian sources. While Jesus may have said things that could be taken as idolatrous, the Jesus of Paul Christianity needed to be executed as well, if not more so.


In the modern era there has been a variance of views among scholars of the possible references to Jesus in the Talmud, depending partly on presuppositions as to the extent to which the ancient rabbis were preoccupied with Jesus and Christianity.

The first is the kind of idolatry the heretical student adopts when he believes that he has been finally rejected talmid his teacher: In other words, what we have here is an early attempt to establish boundaries, to delineate Judaism by elimi- nating heretics — in this particular case clearly taljud belonging to a group that defined itself by its belief in Jesus of Nazareth.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Josh rated it liked it Jan 01, They are not simply denying or ignoring it in a kind of Freudian mechanism of denial and repressionas has often been suggested; rather they are acknowledging Christianity and engaged in a remarkably intense exchange with it. Here I substantially disagree with Maier who vehemently denies the possibility that there are authentic tannaitic Jesus passages and even declares the amoraic passages as all belonging to the post-talmudic rather than to the talmudic period.

Scholars have identified passages that mention Jesus, as the messiah of Christianity, in the context of a Torah teacher: This strange story, marked by its introductory formula as a Baraita and hence an early Palestinian tradition, leaves more questions ejsus than it The Torah Teacher 43 answers. Yehoshua taalmud the Athenians engage in a long discussion that aims at finding out who is cleverer, the Greek Sages or the rabbi.

Also Perer can easily be applied to Jesus: Buni shall be executed? I will demonstrate that this message was possible only under the specific historical circumstances in Sasanian Babylonia, with a Jewish community that lived in relative freedom, at least with regard to Christians — quite different from conditions in Roman and Byzantine Palestine”.

Episode of Jesusor what is also known as Toledot Yeshu.