Then Brown goes on to one of the most staggering arguments in this five volume series (and there are no shortage of these): “Or consider this parable of Jesus, one that proved to be incredibly prophetic just forty years after his death and resurrection: “Listen to another parable: there was a landowner who planted a vineyard, he put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower.
When a Christian hears Jesus’ message, he/she hears that they should be peaceful, should go the extra mile, be a good Samaritan, and always aide one who is suffering. (because those teachings are in there.) That is not what a Jew sees when they read a New Testament
1000 Verses – a project of Judaism Resources Where do the Jews play a role in G-d’s plan? “Israel has not fulfilled in any measure its role to be a priestly nation for over 2,000 years.
1000 Verses – a project of Judaism Resources The Ultimate Truth The prophets of the Jewish Scriptures taught us to look forward to the Messianic age. These prophets described the Messianic age as a time in which the ultimate truth is revealed to all. What is that ultimate truth
Throughout Brown’s attack on the Rabbinic understanding of the Sabbath the recurring refrain is: “is this what the Lord intended?” Brown expects his readers to come to the conclusion that the Rabbinic observance of the Sabbath is not the observance that God intended when He presented this commandment to His people. If one’s understanding of spirituality in general and of the Sabbath in particular has been acquired from the literature and the general milieu of the modern Western world, then Brown’s argument will find a listening ear. But if one’s understanding of spirituality and of Sabbath is rooted in the Jewish Bible and in the environment of ancient Israel, then Brown’s argument is meaningless.
1000 Verses – a project of Judaism Resources Kol Nidrei It is an interesting way to open up a day dedicated to repentance. The day that is designated for atonement and returning to God opens with the recital of “Kol Nidrei”.
V. 62. Objection 6.12 Brown presents one of the fundamental Jewish Objections to Christianity: “Judaism is a unique religion