Was Jesus a Jew?

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  1. Charles Martel

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    Jesus was not descended from Abraham and David by blood, only by adoption.

    Joseph of Judea was his stepfather, Jesus was the son of God and Mary. God is not Jewish. Nazareth was not in Judea. Joseph was from Judea, but Mary was from Galilee.

    Jesus was no more Jewish than, say, actor Orlando Bloom, who was adopted by a Jewish stepfather.
     
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    The geneologies in Matthew and Luke are both in regards to Joseph's line. In Matthew it's from Abraham TO Christ. In Luke it's from Joseph (who was not his physical, biological father, as Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and Mary supernaturally) BACKWARDS to Adam.

    If anything can be said regarding His race or ethnicity it would of necessity be from MARY'S lineage only. Her lineage is not given in either Matthew or Luke.

    Mary was obviously an observant Israelite of one of the twelve tribes. ONLY Judah and to some extent Benjamin made up the tribe of Judah after the division when the ten Northern tribes were taken captive or dispersed because of the Assyrians having victory over them around 721 BC.

    So saying Christ was a Jew or not isn't the issue. He was someone who belonged to the Covenant people of God. Also, the prophecies over and over again call Him "the son of David" who obviously was of the tribe of Judah. It's a given that Christ's Earthly and prophetical lineage identity was with that line of David (Judah).

    Having said all this, Christ had no Earthly, physical father. So, the arguments are moot.
     
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  4. Charles Martel

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    John Weaver explains it perfectly in the video.
     
  5. TomIron361

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    I'll go on record as saying Jesus was not a Jew. In that he had zero chance of marrying a Jewish girl of the correct lineage, he was not a Jew. Obviously, it never came up but the fact remains he never would have passed muster as a Jew during his time - therefore he wasn't.
     

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