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Was there an organized Jewish conspiracy against the life and ministry of our Savior - the Lord Jesus Christ? Let the Scriptures speak for themselves!

". . . of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sin alway: For the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost."
I Thessalonians 2:14-16

In the earthly life and ministry of our Lord, He encountered much opposition as He traveled throughout the ancient land of Palestine in doing the work that His Father sent Him to do. During the first century the land of Palestine where Jesus lived and ministered was divided into three Roman provinces. They were Galilee to the north where Jesus lived as a child and began His ministry; Samaria located in central Palestine where He ministered to the woman at the well in John chapter 4; and Judea to the south where He encountered most of His opposition from the leadership of the Jewish nation and was eventually illegally tried, falsely convicted and crucified as a result of the scheming efforts of the Jews and their manipulation of the Roman civil authorities.

In the Gospel of John the Apostle records the masterful discourse of Jesus that He gave concerning His equality with God and His manifestation as being the living bread sent down from heaven (chapters 5-6). After giving this discourse and seeing the open anger of the Jews in response to His message, He left Judea where Jewish Phariseeism was in total control, and returned to Galilee which offered Him more personal safety. John records:

"After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: For He would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill Him."
(7:1, 11:53-54)

The Jewish leadership, which included Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, Chief Priests and the Sanhedrin heckled and taunted the Lord Jesus as He conducted His teaching and healing ministry among the people. Their purpose was to catch Him in heresy and blasphemy and eventually use it as evidence against Him at His trial (Luke 20:19-26).

"... of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sin alway: For the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost."

I Thessalonians 2:14-16

Reasons Why the Jews Crucified Jesus

  • He claimed Kingship - John 18:33-37; John 19:12-22
  • Telling the truth - Luke 4:21-29, John 8:40
  • Healing on the Sabbath - Matthew 12:9-14, John 5:16
  • Envy - Matthew 27:18, Mark 15:10
  • Blasphemy -
  • (A) Forgiving sins - Matthew 9:1-3, Mark 2:1-7
  • (B) Claiming equality with God - Matthew 26:59-66, Mark 14:61-64, John 10:25-33; 19:7

Jewish Accusations Against Jesus Christ

Genesis 3:15

  • Keeper of bad company - Matthew 9:10-11
  • Of poor, common-stock - Mark 6:3
  • Laborer - Mark 6:3
  • Possessed of Beelzebub - Mark 3:22
  • From the wrong neighborhood - John 7:41, 52
  • A deceiver and hypocrite - John 7:10-13
  • Unlearned - John 7:14-15
  • Had a persecution complex - John 7:20
  • Demon possessed--full of the devil - John 7:20, 10:20, 8:48, 52
  • Provoker to anger - John 7:23
  • A divider of the people - John 7:43
  • Unpopular, not recommended by rulers, unrecognized by leaders - John 7:45-49 (v. 48)
  • False prophet - John 7:50-52
  • Liar, falsifier - John 8:13
  • A bastard - John 8:19
  • Had suicidal tendencies - John 8:22
  • A half-breed - John 8:48
  • Dishonorable - John 8:49
  • Boaster, false representative of God, impostor, self-made man - John 8:53
  • Ungodly, or cometh not from God - John 9:13-16
  • A sinner - John 9:13-16
  • Crazy, insane - John 10:20
  • Perplexing, causing doubt - John 10:22-24
  • A blasphemer - John 10:31-33

The Jews Killed Jesus Christ

(v. 18, I Thessalonians 2:14-15)

Jewish Hatred and Murder Attempts on the Life of Jesus Christ

  • Matthew 2:16 - As a child Herod tried to kill Him.
  • Matthew 12:14, Mark 3:6 - Pharisees held a council with the Herodians to discuss destroying Jesus because He healed a man on the Sabbath day.
  • Luke 4:28-30 - Attempted to throw Him off the hill because of His sermon.
  • John 5:16 - The Jews persecuted Jesus and sought to kill Him for healing the impotent man on the Sabbath day.
  • John 5:18 - Jews sought to kill Jesus because He claimed equality with God.
  • John 7:30-32 - The Jewish plot to arrest Jesus with intent to kill Him for claiming He was from God.
  • John 7:25 - It was common knowledge that the Jews sought to kill Jesus.
  • John 7:40-44 - Some people desired to arrest Jesus with intent to kill Him.
  • John 8:59 - Jews attempted to kill Jesus by stoning Him for claiming that He was God.
  • John 10:31 - The Jews again attempt to kill Jesus by stoning for claiming His Deity.
  • John 10:39 - The Jews sought to take Jesus for proving His Deity.
  • John 11:47 - The chief priests and Pharisees plot against Jesus.
  • John 11:53-54 - The Jews make a determined effort to kill Jesus.
  • John 11:55-57 - The Jews sought Jesus even at the Passover Feast.
  • John 12:9-11 - The Jews even desire to kill Lazarus because of their hatred for Jesus.
  • John 18:3, 10, 12 - Jesus was arrested by Jewish soldiers.
  • John 18:13-14 - Jesus was tried by Jewish leaders who had already decided on his guilt.
  • John 18:36 - Jesus acknowledges that it was the Jews who would kill Him.
  • John 18:38-40, 19:1-7, 12-15 - The Jews are adamant in their desire to kill Jesus.
  • John 19:11 - Jesus acknowledges a lesser and a greater sin in those who condemned Him to death.
  • John 19:16-18 - The Jews led Jesus away to be crucified.

The Talmud

The Talmud is a vast literary work written by Jewish Rabbis that contains civil and religious law. It is not a part of the inspired sacred Scripture. The Palestinian Talmud was written in the 3rd century AD, while the Babylonian Talmud was written around 500 AD. It contains discussions concerning every aspect of Jewish life and thought. The Talmud was written by Jewish Rabbis who were men of 'perverse minds and destitute of the truth'.

Concerning the names of Jesus, the Talmud refers to Him as:

  • Immach Schemo Vezikro which means, "May His name and memory be blotted out."
  • Otho Isch = "That man"
  • Peloni = "A certain one"
  • Naggar Bar Naggar = "The carpenter son of a carpenter"
  • Ben Charsch etaim = "The son of a wood worker"
  • Talui = "The one who was hanged"

Concerning Christ Himself, the Talmud accuses Him of being:

  • Illegitimate
  • Possessed by the soul of Esau and being Esau himself.
  • A fool and insane
  • A conjurer and a magician
  • An idolater
  • A seducer
  • Crucified For His crimes
  • Buried in Hell
  • Wrongfully worshipped
  • An idol

The Talmud condemns the teaching of Christ as follows:

  • Falsehood
  • Heresy
  • Impossible to observe
  • Illegitimate
  • Possessed by the soul of Esau and being Esau himself.
  • A fool and insane
  • A conjurer and a magician
  • An idolater
  • A seducer
  • Crucified For His crimes
  • Buried in Hell
  • Wrongfully worshipped
  • An idol

The Talmud condemns the teaching of Christ as follows:

  • Falsehood
  • Heresy
  • Impossible to observe

Taken from "The Talmud Unmasked"
By Rev. I.B. Pranaitis 1892 pp28-41

"Mr. Freedman publishes the Talmud's description of the birth and death of Christ as follows: 'Jesus is referred to as the son of Pandira, a soldier. Illegitimate and conceived during menstruation. Hanged on the eve of Passover, seduced, corrupted and destroyed Israel. Died like a beast and buried in animal's dirt heap.' Taken from Defender's Magazine October 1957, which quoted Freedman's "Facts are Facts".

The innocence of Christ was declared by:

  • Pilate's wife - Matthew 27:19
  • Judas Iscariot - Matthew 27:4
  • Pilate - Matthew 27:24; Luke 23:22; John 19:6
  • Thief on the cross - Luke 23:41
  • Roman soldiers - Mark 15:39

For Fear of the Jews

John 7:13; 9:22; 12:42; 19:38; 20:19;
Acts 13:5

 
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