Father Guido asked:
Since the Greek gods had earthly sons but the Old Testament God did not, isn’t the New Testament really just the final nail in the coffin of the promises and bragging of the Old Testament Israelites?
The Kingdom of Israel had been wiped out over 700 years before and replaced by Arab citizens who adopted the Hebrew religion (Samaritans).
Judea was conquered by Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome, or at least passed around among them. Hellenization had split the Jewish people into those who held to the Old Testament ways and promises and those who preferred Greek culture and language, even under the Romans.
And then the story of Jesus appears, a full blown Greek styled Mystery religion figure. Could he be less Jewish? I don’t think it’s possible.
How do Christians cling to the idea that Jesus is some sort of fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, when in reality he is the triumph of Greek and Roman culture over the religion of Abraham?
Also of note, the Arabs conquered the region and adopted the Hebrew books as Samaritans, and then added their own resulting in the eventual development of Islam.
The defeat of the God of Abraham by yet another culture.
Primo, i don’t think the Old Testament contains any prophecies about a Greek Styled Messiah who would defect to Rome and herald the destruction of Judea while helping the Romans sack Europe.
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