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The Wandering Jew is a figure from medieval Christian mythology (sometimes referred to as Christian folklore) whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century.  The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer's indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, while sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate's estate.
Originally posted by PatrickGarrow17
Where does this come from? Some guy at a bar or somewhere credible?
If it's true, odds are it's Benjamin Netanyahu.
Lord Krishna then placed a curse on Ashwatthama that "he will carry the burden of all people's sins on his shoulders and will roam alone like a ghost without getting any love and courtesy till the end of Kaliyuga; He will have neither any hospitality nor any accommodation; He will be in total isolation from mankind and society; His body will suffer from a host of incurable diseases forming sores and ulcers that would never heal".
...Thus, Ashwatthama will be in search of death every moment, and yet he will never die. At the end of Kali Yuga, Ashwatthama is to meet Sri Kalki, the tenth and final avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
Hmm. Doesn't sound like the Jesus we know and love. I've also heard of a tradition, apparently from one or some of the Apocryphal books, that Jesus, as a child, struck another child dead for some idiotic reason.
Originally posted by MarioOnTheFly
reply to post by AthlonSavage
I am always curious about this discrepancies about Jesus. On one hand...he authored the "turn the other cheek", endless compassion and understanding....yet...he curses a man who was taunting him. Isn't that somewhat in opposition with his alleged teachings?
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
This isn't even remotely biblical, it's just hogwash from Hollywood.
The first literary record of such a doomed wanderer is found in the "Flores Historiarum", a chronicle of Roger of Wendover, a monk of St. Albans (d. 1237). The account there given was incorporated with some slight amplifications into the "Historia Major" of Matthew Paris (d. 1259). The story is told on the authority of an Armenian bishop who visited England in 1228 and had personally known the doomed man. According to this version, Cartaphilus, a doorkeeper at Pilate's mansion, saw Jesus as he was led forth to be crucified and struck him contemptuously, crying at the same time: "Go Jesus, go faster, why dost thou linger?" Whereupon Jesus replied: "I go, but thou shalt wait till I come." And so the offender has not been able to die, but still waits for the coming of Christ. He is leading a quiet, saintly life. Whenever he reaches the age of a hundred years he is miraculously restored to the age of thirty.
Originally posted by adjensen
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
Yeah, I'm not sure that there's any real good reason for the myth, apart from the "eternal justice" sort of thing. It played well in the movie, though -- did you ever see it?
If John were still around, what do you think he'd be doing? I'd either have long since gone nuts, or just be going around the Third World, helping people when I can.