| Since Jesus is a Greek name and not a Jewish name?

Since Jesus is a Greek name and not a Jewish name?

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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6 Responses to “Since Jesus is a Greek name and not a Jewish name?”

  1. beta_fishy on May 23rd, 2009 3:03 am

    Revise history much?

  2. gorgeoustxwoman on May 23rd, 2009 4:30 am

    For one thing Jesus is not his name. It is Yeshua.

    I also believe that Jesus was a good man but NOT the son of God. If there had not been so many dieties born of a virgin before him, if might have been easier to swallow.

    It is believed that because the Romans had heard of Mithras, when the story of Jesus came out they were more likely to believe it.

  3. San Sui on May 25th, 2009 2:31 pm

    They will argue with their version of history book and said god wrote the history.

    If logic cannot defeat them, how can stories defeat them?

  4. Kithy on May 25th, 2009 4:37 pm

    Jesus isn’t Greek. Yeshua is Greek… Yahshua is Hebrew… Iesous is Latin. There wasn’t a letter J in any language till about the late 1400’s

  5. inat on May 28th, 2009 6:49 am

    Where on earth did you get all that nonesense???
    The Arabs did not adopt Judaism (what you refer to as “the Hebrew religion”).

  6. ali h on May 29th, 2009 4:58 am

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