Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Was this inserted into the bible by Roman Gentiles who were not aware of Jewish History?
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king.
There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
"It is known that the Jewish kingdom was destroyed in the time of Nebuchadnezzar, when this king led Zedekiah, king of Judah, captive to Babylon.
"This event took place more than four hundred years before the existence of Jesus. The Jews no longer had a King. They were then successively subjects of the Babylonians, Medes, and Greeks.
Long before the birth of Jesus they had been kept in servitude by the Romans.
You may see that proved in the Gospel of Luke, 3:1, 'In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea,' etc.
See also John 19:15, 'Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.'
Now, as to your ascribing to Jesus the government of Israel, I am, as well as millions of Jews, at a loss to know who made him king, and where he ruled over Israel.
To members of the Catholic Hierarchy, who were the parties first acknowledging Christianity in the "Kingdom Jerusalem" of your Messiah, and you still continue in your faith in Him; and, nevertheless, your Total Rule has been destroyed, and you have no longer a visible city and must turn to an imagery floating in Heaven as a New kingdom Jerusalem: for a Mohammedan ruler, the Turkish sultan, who is now in possession of the Holy Land, extends his shadow over it.
Three religions of a Loving God constantly poised to kill each other for the crime of Heresy.