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Was Jesus scourged to a bloody pulp?

Is it true that Jesus was scourged to such an extent that the whip marks left his body resembling a bloody pulp? Let's find out.

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Chapter 37a - THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS AND PSALM 22

(Psalm 22) Finding the Jesus who never was The early church used the Jewish Scriptures to augment the little they knew of the circumstances sur...

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Chapter 37b - THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS AND PSALM 22

“Like a lion” Although the psalm gives no indication that it is describing this mode of death, Psalm 22 has become, for Christianity, a major sour...

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Chapter 37c - THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS AND PSALM 22

The incorrect spelling is most likely due to a defective manuscript, a similar error is found in the Septuagint reading.

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Chapter 37d - THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS AND PSALM 22

Some scholars say the spelling ka’aru is found in a 1st/2nd century C.E. manuscript from Nachal Chever (5/6 HevPs).

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Chapter 37e - THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS AND PSALM 22

The Masoretic text has a qamatz (vowel sound) under the kaph in ka-’ari, this results from an assimilated definite article. Thus, the literal trans...

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Why did Jesus quote Psalms 22:2 on the cross?

Did Jesus quote Psalms 22:2 on the cross? Why did He quote that? Let's find out in this interesting post by Gerald Sigal.

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Evaluating the Resurrection

Are the accounts of Jesus' resurrection in the Christian bible believable -- or have you, like Esau, traded your holy birthright for a bowl of wort...

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Did the Roman soldiers divide up Jesus' clothing in fulfillment of Psalms 22:19 (or Psalms 29:18)

As per Psalms 22:19 it is thought that the Roman soldiers divided up Jesus's clothing, is it true? Let us find out in this post.

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Where Christian Renderings of Hebrew Text Change What Is Conveyed

Continued from Part 8 ISAIAH 53:5 53:5: “But he was wounded as a result of our transgressions, he was crushed as a result of our iniquities.”...

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Chapter 22c - 52:13: “He shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high”

Exalted, lifted up, very high Rewarding the servant: The servant is to be raised to a higher position in the estimation of those who were previous...

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Chapter 22d - Isaiah 52:14 and 52:15

52:14: “So marred was his appearance unlike that of a man, and his form unlike that of the sons of men” Let the truth be told Although many pos...

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Chapter 22k - Scourging Mystery

53:5: “The chastisement of our [the nations] welfare was upon him [Israel], and with his wounds we were healed.” The scourging mystery “[W]ith ...

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Who buried Jesus and why didn't they testify as to the disposition of the body?

Who buried Jesus and why didn't they testify as to the disposition of the body? Let's find out.

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The Legitimate Cause of Jesus' Death

Not by blood loss Presuming Jesus was nailed to the cross, did blood oozing from the nail wounds cause his death? The Roman method of execution by...

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Chapter 22m - Death by blood loss?

Not by blood loss Presuming Jesus was nailed to the cross, did blood oozing from the nail wounds cause his death? The Roman method of execution by...

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Chapter 22L - Scourging of Jesus

The rest of the story John’s claim that Jesus was “scourged” during the trial before Pilate (John 19:1) leaves open the extent of injury incurred ...

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Chapter 22n - blood atonement for sin

Where is the Christian’s blood atonement for sin? Hebrews 9:22 states that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. It does ...

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What is the only biblically acceptable means of sacrificial death?

What is the only biblically acceptable means of sacrificial death? Let's find out.

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Was Jesus Actually Scourged Before Pilate?

The rest of the story John’s claim that Jesus was “scourged” during the trial before Pilate (John 19:1) leaves open the extent of injury incurred ...

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Does "despised and we esteemed him not" describe Jesus?

Does the Gospel's representation of Jesus show fulfillment of the description of the suffering servant: "he was despised and we esteemed him not" (...

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Misconceptions Around The Atonement From Sin

Did Jesus fulfill the Torah’s requirements for blood sacrifice (Matthew 5:17-18)? Under no circumstances can one say that Jesus shed his blood as...

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Did Jews believe the suffering servant was the messiah?

Is it true (as Christians claim) that Jews at the time of the destruction of the Second Temple believed that Isaiah 53 spoke of a suffering messiah...

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Why didn't the Jewish authorities produce Jesus' corpse?

Why didn't the Jewish authorities produce Jesus' corpse when the rumor spread that he had risen from the dead? Let's find out.

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Chapter 36b - MY FLESH DWELLS IN SAFETY: A RESURRECTION FANTASY

Physical or spiritual body? What does the New Testament claim happened to the corpse of Jesus? Jesus is said to have been resurrected, to have ent...

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Jesus' death = remission of sin?

Did Jesus' manner of death satisfy the animal atonement sacrifice provisions for remission of sin of the Hebrew Scriptures?

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Does "no form nor comeliness" describe Jesus?

Isaiah 53:2 describes the suffering servant as one who "had no form nor comeliness, that we should look upon him, nor appearance that we should del...

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Chapter 22h - Synoptic Gospels

Was Jesus abandoned by everyone in his last hours? The Synoptic Gospels maintain that at the crucifixion “many women were there looking on from a ...

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Chapter 22i - Christian theological needs

Christian theological needs The argument that Jesus died without any significant following is an argument necessitated by the theological need to ...

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Chapter 22j - Nations of the World

53:5: “But he [Israel] was wounded as a result of our [the nations of the world] transgressions, he was crushed as a result of our iniquities.” ...

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Did Jesus shed blood in Gethsemane count as blood sacrifice?

Did Jesus shed blood in Gethesemane count as blood sacrifice? Let's find out in this interesting post by Gerald Sigal. Let us know what you think o...

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Did Jesus Fulfill the Law (the Torah)?

Did Jesus Fulfill the Law (the Torah)? Let's find out in this interesting article by Gerald Sigal.

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The New Testament - Some Call It Jewish

Is the New Testament Jewish? Let’s find out in this post.

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The New Testament and its Inconsistencies

The New Testament, which contains 27 books, can be best described as a document dedicated to spreading stories about Jesus and his mission. Sometim...

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Why Jesus' Humble Origin Is Not Proof For Being The Suffering Servant

ISAIAH 53:2 53:2: “[H]e grew up … a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry land … no form nor comeliness … nor appearance that we should delig...

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Chapter 22f - Isaiah 53:2

53:2: “[H]e grew up … a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry land … no form nor comeliness … nor appearance that we should delight in him.”

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Do 500 brethern establish a reliable claim to the resurrection?

Paul claims that Jesus appeared to "more than five hundred brethren at one time." Does this present a reliable witness to the Christian claim that ...

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Can Jesus' Death Truly Be Called A Sacrifice?

The rest of the story The fact is that Jesus’ death through crucifixion was no remedy for sin. He did not die in man’s place; his death was not ...

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Jews and Jewish Christianity - “Proofs” of Christianity in the Hebrew Bible

“Jewish Christians” invariably emphasize the existence of proofs in the Hebrew Bible for everything they believe about Jesus. It is this claim that...

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The Problem With Christians Interpreting Daniel 9

Chapter 45 THE SEVENTY WEEKS OF DANIEL 9:24 -27 Part 1 LIARS FOR JESUS

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Matzah Tampering-It's Just Not Kosher!

The reference to Matzah and the "piercing" of Jesus is based on a conscious tampering of the original verse in Psalms 2:17, from the word " KAARI" ...

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Who Was Given the Law of God?

There are three biblical regulations, which relate directly to a study of the claim that Jesus was the ultimate passover lamb whose cosmic role is ...

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Interesting Comparisons Of The Gospels About Jesus

Continued from Part 5 ISAIAH 53:3 53:3: “He was despised, and rejected of men … and as one from whom men hide their face: he was despised, an...

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Mistranslations of Text

In a similar fashion to the mistranslation of the “Virgin Birth” , Christian translators have manipulated many parts of Scripture to “force” it to ...

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Jesus = Perfect Sacrifice?

Didn't Jesus' death mark the culmination of his perfect observance of the Mosaic Law and the institution of the perfect and continuous sacrifice fo...

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Chapter 40 - MIXED-UP DRINKS

(Psalms 69:22) The Gospel authors often employed scriptural verses out of context in order to support their claim that Jesus is the central theme ...

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Did Jesus fulfill the role of the asham, "guilt-offering,"?

Did Jesus fulfill the role of the asham, "guilt-offering," that's used to describe the suffering servant in Isaiah 53:10: "If he would offer himsel...

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Was the Last Supper a Seder?

What was the last supper about? Was it a Seder? What happened exactly? Let's find out in this interesting post by Gerald Sigal.

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Why do Jews reject the Christian claim that "And his grave was set with the wicked,...

Why do Jews reject the Christian claim that "And his grave was set with the wicked, and with the rich in his deaths" (Isaiah 53:9) refers to Jesus?...

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Analysis of Jesus Claiming To Be Pure And Sinless

Making the unsuitable suitable New Testament style It is alleged that Jesus was spiritually pure and sinless and that his supposed sacrificial dea...

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Jews and Jewish Christianity - Jesus and the Messiah

Let us begin with the fundamental belief that Jesus was – and is – the Messiah. Since the very word Christ means Messiah, this belief lies at the h...

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Do the 3 Passover Matzas symbolize the Trinity?

Finally we "resurrect" the middle matza, just as Jesus is said to have rose from the grave. What is the truth of this claim?

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Leviticus 17:11

One of the cornerstones of Christian theology is that the only way to achieve atonement for sins is through the offering of a sacrifice whose blood...

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Daniel 9:25 Translation

What is the translation of Daniel 9:25? Why is it different from other Christian Bible translations? Let's find out.

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Three days in Tomb?

Did Jesus fulfill his prediction that he would be buried for three days and three nights and then be resurrected? Let's find out.

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What is the translation of Ka'ari? Like a lion?

Jewish and Christian renderings of Psalms 22:17 have different translations for the word Ka'ari. Why is it so? Let's find out.

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Who was first to see Jesus after his supposed resurrection?

Did the supposed resurrection of Jesus happen? Did anyone actually see it, is there a witness? Let us find out in this question and answer post.

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The Vatican and Two Millenia of Denial

The far-reaching effects of the kind of anti-Semitism fostered by the New Testament-attributing to all Jews of all times everywhere the presumed ac...

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The Return Of The Patriarchs-- 1925 C.E..

The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the b...

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A Passionate Distortion of Truth

This post by Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz discusses the Mel Gibson film - The Passion. Was it really anti-semitic, does it sow the seeds for Jew hatred?

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What The Gospels Truly Say About Jesus Being Afflicted

Continued from Part 6 Jesus’ popularity in review: Do the Gospel’s describe Jesus as a person who “was despised and rejected,” or from whom p...

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How Jesus’ Grave Was Set With The Wicked

ISAIAH 53:9 53:9: “his grave was set with the wicked” The burial of Jesus How was Jesus’ grave “set with the wicked”? Many Christians connec...

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Chapter 22q - Isaiah 53:8 and Isaiah 53:9

53:8: “As a result of the transgression of my people [the nations] he [Israel] has been afflicted.” The literal rendering of this verse is: “Fro...

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Christ in the Passover: Why is this Night Different?

Christ in the Passover is a superb example of the Christian missionary contribution to the magician’s art.

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“Kosher Jesus” – A Book Review

Kosher Jesus book review. Shmuley Boteach sets the stage by describing the strong overtures of Christian love towards Israel and the Jewish people.

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The Ultimate Question If Jesus Was Truly God

Continued from Part 34 Is the Trinity Doctrine a New Testament teaching? Paul, speaking of Jesus says, “for in him all the fullness of deity dw...

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Just Say Know: What "Real Christians" Believe about Jews

Try this: Ask any fundamentalist Christian why his/her spiritual forebears launched the Inquisition, the Crusades, or the Holocaust. 10 out of 10 w...

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Chapter 11h - THE ATONEMENT PROCESS

Not by blood alone There is historical precedent from Jewish history to guide us as to the biblically prescribed manner by which to obtain atoneme...

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Chapter 22v - Bloodshed and suffering

Bloodshed and vicarious suffering: The Torah view The blood shed is all-important in the symbolic ritual of animal sacrifice done in the Temple, b...

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Why Jews Cannot Accept the New Testament

For centuries, Christians have asked why Jews don’t accept the authenticity of the New Testament. Let’s explore in depth one of the many reasons, n...

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The Charolite Trilogy

The purpose of this trilogy is to help you see the Jewish Christian polemic in a new light. Read on to find out more on this topic in this interest...

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The Testimony of Scripture

Sola scriptura - Solely scripture. Scripture alone and nothing else. This is the rallying cry of Protestant Christianity. Protestant Christianity a...

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