Book Is An Important And Provocative Study Of The Thought Of The Pharisees In The Time Of Jesus And Marks The First Attempt By A Rabbinic Writer To Demonstrate That Jesus Of Nazareth Consistently Upheld The Views Of The Rabbis Of The School Of Hillel, And That All His Criticism Was Directed At The School Of Shammai And Their Followers After The School Of Shammai Disappeared From The Jewish Scene Following The Destruction Of The Jerusalem Temple In The First Century, Judaism Developed According To The Teachings Of [Harvey Falk] º Jesus the Pharisee: A New Look at the Jewishness of Jesus [satanism PDF] read Online º Bet Hillel This Alone Increases The Common Grounds For Dialogue Between Jews And Christians Some Important Findings Of This Book Include The Following: The Pharisees Of Bet Shammai Controlled Jewish Life And Thought During The First Century; The School Of Shammai Denied Salvation To The Gentiles; The Shammaite Pharisees And Priests Considered Jesus A Danger To The Jewish People; The Jerusalem Temple Was Destroyed Because Of Bet Shammai's Hatred Of The Gentile World; The Prophet Elijah Condemned Jesus' Crucifixion These New Insights Will Help Achieve A New Understanding Of The Seemingly AntiJewish Passages Contained In The Christian Scriptures, And Make Possible Improved Relations Between Christians And Jews It Is Acclaimed By Scholars Of Both Faiths How Jesus' theology aligned with the Pharisees, not the Sadducees. If you have never heard of the 1st century teachers Hillel and Shammai, then this book will be very helpful in explaining some of Jesus' conversations with Pharisees. Falk's suggestions of dual covenant theology are problematic, as dual covenant does not seem to agree with Ephesians 2:12 that Gentiles are brought into the covenants of Israel.
"Jesus the Pharisee" is a Bible background book, at least for me. The author argues that Jesus was a Pharisee who followed the school of Hillel and that he was criticizing the Pharisees who followed Shammai, who were the dominant group at the time. He went on to argue that Jesus and Paul never meant for their "new religion" to be taught to Jews but were solely missionaries to gentiles. Their intent was to give gentiles a share in the world to come by teaching them to follow the Noahide commandments.
You only need to read the gospels and Paul's letters to realize that Jesus and Paul were primarily focused on the Jews and only then on the gentiles. Much of the book was poorly argued, based more on "it could be" rather than "historical records tell us. " How This author argues that Jesus was actually a Pharisee himself, but a follower of Hillel, whereas the Pharisees with whom he is shown contending in the New Testament were actually followers of Shammai. He compares the teachings of Jesus and his disciples as portrayed in the Gospel traditions with those found in the teachings of the great rabbi Hillel, and compares the points of contention between Jesus and the Pharisees with those which reputedly existed between Hillel and Shammai’s respective schools. His argument relies heavily on an investigation of the religious texts held sacred by both Christians and modern, rabbinic Jews, but seeks to draw from these a fuller picture of the historical Jesus and historical Pharisees. While this poses certain methodological problems (eg: the New Testament narratives and Rabbinic traditions are assumed to preserve accurately the teachings of Jes
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