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  • Fred

    Christmas

  • Fred

    Which king of kings ?
    Jer 10:2 “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.3 For the practices of the peoples are worthless; theycut a tree out of the forest,and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.5 Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field,their idols cannot speak;they must be carried because they cannot walk.Do not fear them;they can do no harm nor can they do any good.”
    Sound familiar?

  • Erin

    Mood thank you for your article.
    It is nice to see an Islamic man interested in Jewish matters.
    The thing that has me stumped is the fact that Jesus is portrayed as a Palestinian when Palestine never existed in the time Jesus was on this Earth. Yes he was Jewish and born in Bethlehem, and grew up in Nazareth as a member of God’s chosen people, descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (aka Israel).

    Merry Christmas.

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  • Leo

    Jesus’ origin was Jewish with probably other influences. Whether he was an observant Jew is debatable and unlikely since he offended the authorities and did not keep Mosaic law. What’s his point anyway–what should Christians do post banners saying Jesus was a Jew and and spoke Aramaic. Everyone knows this.

    Spend more time on getting Islamic countries to stop their prejudices and persecution of all religions.

  • Dawud

    Erin,

    At the time of Jesus’ birth the Roman imperial occupiers called Judea Palestine.

  • Dawud,

    This is not true.

    The Romans did not change the name of the province to Palaestina until after the crushing of the Bar Kokhba revolt which finally ended decades of Roman Jewish war and rebellion with the destruction of Jerusalem and other Jewish towns, the massacre and expulsion of the population and the banning of Judaism.

    This happened about one hundred years after the death of Christ. Before then, the province was called Judea, after the people who lived there. The Jews.

    At the time of Jesus’ birth Judea was ruled by Herod, a vassal king of the Romans, who died when Jesus was an infant. As Herod was a tyrant who executed all members of dynasties with royal claims, including his wife, he died without a successor. He was therefore the last king of Judea.

    From then Judea was ruled direct from Rome by a succession of procurators one of whom was in office at the time of the crucifixion of Jesus.

    There was no Palestine in Jesus’ lifetime. Therefore there were no Palestinians. The people of this province of the Roman empire were known as Jews. Jesus was one of them.

    Jesus was not a Palestinian. It says much about the mindset of the Palestinians, and the prospects for peace, that this claim can be made by Palestinian leaders. .