Historian Dr Paula Fredriksen argues that the New Testament texts have often been read as antagonistic to Jews and Judaism due to the long history of Christian anti-Judaism. Paul too has been misread. Her conviction is that the Paul of history stands entirely within Judaism. Fredriksen makes the following insightful observations about Paul’s exalted Christology…
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A new work on Paul’s understanding of Jesus within Judaism draws some surprising conclusions — Blogging Theology
There was a time when the Greek-speaking (polytheistic) world made in-roads into the Judaic (monotheistic) one. As a result, some Jews became Hellenised. Who were the Hellenised Jews? And is there a warning, here, for us, nowadays?
“The very first Christians were called… Naserines… by their own testimony. They’re called according to the Qur’an… Nasara…” (See video, below – 0:42:50)
“I was never told that the Kaaba was built by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham – peace be on him) and Prophet Ishmael (peace be on him)… I felt like I was lied to.” Continue reading
The purpose for sharing this Youtube video was simply to demonstrate an important point of similarity: the manner of worship retained within the bible mirrors more the Islamic manner of worship than, for instance, the current Christian varieties.
To view how a Muslim prays, check out: Continue reading