Drinking at the Sources by Jacques Doukhan

By Jacques Doukhan

The schism among Israel and the Christian church is rooted within the so much profound fact in historical past.

When Jesus acknowledged that He was once the Messiah, was once His rivalry to not have results in a land occupied through Roman legions considering the fact that sixty six B.C.? In a land the place leaders of resistance pursuits had usually been proclaimed king and messiah of Israel by way of their troops? regrettably, messianic adventures weren't unusual in these instances! lots of them resulted in atrocious massacres—from Judas the Galilean, who preached rebel opposed to Rome while Jesus used to be a toddler, to Bar-Kokhba.

Because Israel lived regularly below the specter of extermination by way of pagan, barbarian, and imperial Rome, weren't the lads answerable for her wellbeing and fitness and future to be tremendous involved by means of the emerging tide of one other messianic stream? and particularly for the reason that this most up-to-date manifestation was once led through a self-proclaimed Christ with an overwhelming character? The be aware from Caiaphas that it was once to their virtue that one guy should still die to save lots of the country needs to be understood within the mild of the stark truth of Roman repression, which used to be accountable for greater than 600,000 crucified victims.

Drinking on the resources separates historic truth from fiction in an try to become aware of what was causing the hatred among early Christians and Jews that includes directly to today. It seeks to spot, from every one side’s point of view, the decisive elements and arguments each side have utilized in developing probably insurmountable partitions.

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