Re: Jews Judae Judaeans
- Reading through Kevin's recent post, I come again to
the only idea that seems to harmonize all the viewpoints
expressed in New Testament.
"Jesus himself used the term "Jews" to identify his enemies..."
Considering the era, and considering the prejudices, all
of this becomes instantly understandable if Jesus was
from a family of Samaritans that underwent the compulsory
conversions (in Samaria as well as Galillee) 100 years
before by the Hasmonean kings.
Jesus' enemies WOULD be Jews.... since most of his inner
circle and recruits he obtained from Samaria, Galilee
and even beyond.