reply to post by FreedomEntered
Do ya'll respect Judaisms patriarchs Abraham and Moses?
I don't know about "ya'll", but I am not currently convinced that those
were actual 'historical' persons.
They are identified as persons in stories purported to be history.
That doesn't mean those persons ever existed as described.
Isaiah is an Old Testament book "proven" to be old because there are copies of it found with the Dead Sea Scrolls.
OK, I will accept Isaiah as a reliable witness to at least the first century BC.
There is no mention of those two characters in Isaiah.
The books of the OT are not organized according to the dates that they were written. For all we know, Genesis could have been the last book written
since no other book is dependent on it, and could have actually been pieced together based on clues from the other books.
I think it is possible that the name, Abraham, comes up more times in the NT than in the OT.
Let me repeat, in case anyone missed that:
There is no mention of those two characters, Abraham and Moses, in Isaiah.
What good do you think Jews brought to world-wide religion?
I think it depends on how you define "Jews".
If what you really meant is the people of the country of Palestine back in the early Hellenistic period, then I think they made a great contribution
to world religion.
If you mean by "Jews" more what we think of by that term today, a group of rabbis who organized after the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, then
I think they have worked hard to reverse whatever good their predecessors did before, by creating a new level of mythology and evil such as the
science of laying on curses to who they thought was their enemy, basically everyone other than themselves.
Are Jews going to hell in your eyes?
Why do they suffer so much?
Are they chosen to you?
Is circumcision really a God given initiation commandment?
What do you feel is the purpose of Judaism?
I think my above two comments should also answer these questions.
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jmdewey60 because: (no reason given)