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Yeshu Ha'Notzeri is a name from the Jerusalem Talmud. It may
be properly translated Jesus of Nazareth . Scholars will argue over
whether this Yeshu is really the Jesus of the Bible, but the Talmud
teaches that he was hung on the eve of Passover for the crime of
sorcery with the intent of leading Israel astray.
This means that we have contemporary evidence from those who
hated Jesus that he was crucified on Good Friday after his trial for
committing blasphemies. The sorcery would match the miracles
described in the Bible. The execution by hanging matches Roman
crucifixion. (Otherwise, Yeshu would have been stoned to death
according to Jewish law).
Scholars will argue the point, but they must carry their arguments
straight up a steep hill to claim that:
There lived a first century Jew named Jesus of Nazareth who was
executed by Romans on the eve of Passover for the crime of
committing miracles intending to lead Israel astray and, oh by the
way, this Jew was not our Jesus.
Nope, couldn't be Jesus they will argue.
Here we see that the Bible tells a narrative regarding Jesus of
Nazareth, and the Jewish scholars of old independently concur.
The miracles really happened, in other words. The eyewitness
accounts are true and independently verified.
Hear the Bible:
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast
day, many believed in his name, when they saw the
miracles which he did.
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council,
and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and
the Romans shall come and take away both our place and
Compare the Talmud:
It was taught: On the Eve of Passover they hung Yeshu the
Notzarine. And the herald went out before him for 40 days
[saying]: 'Yeshu the Notzarine will go out to be stoned for
sorcery and misleading and enticing Israel [to idolatry].
Any who knows [anything] in his defence must come and
declare concerning him.' But no-one came to his defense so
they hung him on the Eve of Passover.
This is documented, corroborated evidence from history. It's ok to