Wednesday, December 22, 2010

While we're on the subject...

In light of the season, I decided it was time for a little refresher course on the baby in the manger, so did a Google search for "Jesus of Nazareth."

A Wikipedia entry came up first, which I found immensely instructive. Part of what was listed there reads as follows:

Jesus (aka "Jesus Christ")

Born: 5 BC / BCE
Bethlehem, Judea, Galilee, Nazareth

Died: 30 AD/ CE (aged 33-35) Calvary in Judea, Roman Empire
(according to the New Testament he rose on the third day
after his death)

Cause of
Death: Crucifixion

Nationality: Israelite

Ethnicity: Jewish

Father: God

Mother: Mary

Father: Joseph

According to the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus was a Jew regarded as a healer and a teacher. He was baptized by John the Baptist.

Once again, Jesus was a Jew. That's right, and a card-carrying Jew. In fact, nowadays, he would be known as a rabbi. So, anyone who condemns the Jews condemns the lord.