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Why was Jesus not welcomed and carefully tested by the Jews if they were (and are) actually waiting for Messiah?

He was tested The Jews living in the time of Jesus did try to discern whether Jesus was the real Messiah that they had been yearning for, because they disliked living under Roman rule and wanted to ...
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Were the 12 disciples Jewish?

Tradition holds that all 12 were Jewish, but the Bible affirms the Jewish heritage of many of them. Their names are: Thomas, Simon the Zealot, Philip, Simon Peter, Matthias, Matthew (aka Levi), Jude, ...
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Does Nehemiah Gordon self-identify as a Christian?

I found an article that examines the beliefs of Nehemiah Gordon and briefly mentions that although brought up in an Orthodox Jewish family, he converted to Karaite Judaism after he moved to Israel in ...
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Why was Jesus not welcomed and carefully tested by the Jews if they were (and are) actually waiting for Messiah?

Part of the OP assumption is the Jews in leadership didn't test Christ. They did, but they didn't like what they found. And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day ...
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Is it accurate to call Abraham a Jew?

The word “Jew” follows etymologically from the name “Judah”, Abraham’s great-great-grandson. Judah is Jacob’s fourth son and the fourth son of Jacob’s fist and less favored wife Leah. The second king ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that the Jews rejected their king?

Why do Christians consider Jesus to be the king of the Jews? Jesus is the heir of David: And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be ...
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What is the difference between a Christian and a Messianic Jew?

A Messianic Jew is simply a modern name for a Jewish Christian who does not renounce Judaism. Some are virtually indistinguishable from other Christians, but the majority continue to affirm some ...
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Did James brother of Jesus, believe that Jesus is God? if so, why were some Jews in the city offended by his death according to Josephus?

The Jews were offended because of the unlawful manner in which Ananus formed the Sanhedrin of Judges, not because of how James broke the law. What law did James break? It's not clear from the text. ...
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Are Jews still God's chosen people?

Are the Jews still God's chosen people? To answer this it must first be determined what is meant by "chosen." It certainly doesn't mean these people are a special race privileged above all ...
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Why was Jesus not welcomed and carefully tested by the Jews if they were (and are) actually waiting for Messiah?

Your question is not naive. Nor is there a single answer. No sign. Some Jews expected the Messiah to perform an outstanding miracle. Moses prophesied this: 15 The Lord your God will raise up for ...
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Did any Jews accept the Deuterocanon?

The answer is yes, although we should not think in terms of a definite Deuterocanon. The Septuagint version of the OT included what we call the Apocrypha, and it was widely used by Jews in the Greek ...
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Did any Jews accept the Deuterocanon?

All the writings that came to comprise the Hebrew scriptures were written over a period of around 1,000 years, written by a variety of Jewish men. The last prophetic book, Malachi, was written a ...
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Did Jews ever worship other gods during the Second Temple Period?

Yes. Archaeological studies and scriptural evidence from the Apocrypha have shown that Jews of the Second Temple period sometimes worshiped other deities. It may be argued that these were not "...
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Is it possible for a non-Jew to join Messianic Judaism?

Anyone can join. Your question alludes, that your understanding is one must be a Jew to join. Your question also alludes, that the movement has something to do with Judaism. I have personal ...
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Is it true that Martin Luther was calling for killing Hebrew people?

Your question was did Lutherans recant some of Luther's writings about the Jews in 1983, and the answer is yes. See this link and search "anti-semitism", you'll find this statement: Synod deplores ...
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Do Christians believe that Jews must still follow the Mosaic law?

The Mosaic Law cannot be followed today by anyone, even if they wanted to. This is because the Mosaic Law required sacrifices to be made at the Temple in Jerusalem. There is no Temple, so there can ...
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What would happen if the Jews accepted Jesus?

What would happen if the Jews accepted Jesus? Some Christians associate the conversion of the Jewish nation with an end of time event. WE can not speculate as to when or how this may or may not ...
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What evidence is there that Jewish weddings staged a mock kidnapping of the bride?

Given that Judaism does not believe Jesus was the Messiah or that there is going to be a rapture of the Christian Church, then I think it is safe to say that any comparison between what happens at a ...
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What kind of Christianity supports Zionism?

Ellis Skolfield, a historicist (which is closer to Preterist than to Pre-Mil Dispensationalism) builds his entire framework for understanding Daniel and Revelation upon a timeline that has two of ...
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Do any priests or any Jews disagree with the two below statements?

The text First let's put the 2 Qur'an passages in context, using a relatively modern English translation: Surah Al-Ma'idah 5:78-86: (5:78) Those of the Children of Israel who took to unbelief ...
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According to Catholicism, does the Old Law justify?

Those who lived before Christ waited for Christ in "Abraham's Bosom"—also called the "Limbo of hell or of the Patriarchs" (limbus inferni seu patrum), and Christ conducted them to heaven at His ...
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Did James brother of Jesus, believe that Jesus is God? if so, why were some Jews in the city offended by his death according to Josephus?

It's not entirely clear, but we could surmise that like the accusations against Jesus, they were minor and did not deserve death. brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, ...
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How should we address a person from Israel such as a Christian or other non-Jewish individual?

How should we address a person from Israel such as a Christian or other non-Jewish individual? The modern definition of a person or citizen from the State of Israel is known as an Israeli. Citizens ...
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What is the purpose of the title "King of the Jews"?

What is the purpose of the title: "King of the Jews"? A week before Christ’s Passion he rode into Jerusalem while riding on a donkey. This definitely had meaning to the inhabitants of ...
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What is the purpose of the title "King of the Jews"?

What is the purpose of the title "King of the Jews"? Earthly meaning For the Bible-believing Protestant it means Joseph, Jesus's adoptive father was the direct line descendant of King David. ...
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Why would the priests bribe guards to lie when given clear evidence that Jesus was immortal? (Mt. 28:11-12)

OP: "if given clear testimony from the best of the Roman guard that the guy fulfilled his own prediction and was raised from the dead by supernatural forces," There's a bit of background ...
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Was Stephen correct in his historical summation of Jewish history in the Book of Acts, Chapter 7?

What astonishes me with critics of Stephen's address to Jewish religious leaders (as recorded in Acts chapter 7) is apparent failure to consider that he was speaking for his life, to an audience so ...
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Could the messiah be adopted into the lineage of David like Jesus and if no why?

The genealogy connection of Jesus to David was something that was proved when the records actually existed and mattered more. It was proven two thousand years ago to those that had direct records to ...
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According to Catholic Church, does John the Evangelist mention the same individual Jews at 8: 31 and 8:59?

Cornelius à Lapide, S.J., commentates that they were different: Ver. 59.—Then they took up, &c., as a blasphemer, who placed Himself above Abraham, and made Himself equal to God. Blasphemers were ...
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