Why Jews reject Jesus
In this section, I am addressing our readers in a more personal manner, while continuing our theme of why Jews don't believe in Jesus.
It is written in the New Testament that during the holiday of Passover, Jesus entered the Temple with a whip of cords, he overturned tables, and blocked the people from walking through. He cursed those who disagreed with him, and he even cursed a fig tree because he was hungry, and he found only leaves on it. Consider a pious and religious man whom you admire, can you imagine him behaving like this? And if he did, what would you think?
The New Testament revealed what Jesus' family thought of him. They felt that he was insane, and that his brothers did not believe in him. Should this not be an indicator? If this is what they thought, and they lived with him, then, why should anyone think that they know better?
In our index of verses discussed, there are an alleged 74 messianic prophecies about Jesus, we maintain that not one is. Ask someone who is trustfully, impartial, and is fluent in Hebrew and English to translate them in context from the original Hebrew Bible. Determine for yourself, is it the way missionaries would have you believe?
It is intrinsically ingrained in the Jewish soul that G-d is One. It is illustrated in various ways in our Hebrew Bible. G-d is infinitely beyond us. He is the Constant Creator of this massive universe. If you really believe that He was born as an infant, raised up in a family until manhood, and then died, all in the person of Jesus.....
Then consider what the New Testament also says about Melchizedek, the king of a city-state in the time of Abraham (Genesis 14:18): Hebrews 7:3 "He is without father or mother or genealogy, and has neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the son of G-d, he continues a priest forever".
The writers of the New Testament believed that there was a thin veil separating heaven and earth. Therefore it was easy for them to transform human beings into eternal gods.Their mindset re-surfaces elsewhere:Acts 14:11 "And when the crowds saw what Paul did, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian: The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men"!
The consenus of today's leading experts is that the book of Mark was the earliest written gospel (65-70 C.E.). Because his book is closest in time to Jesus, he would have been more concerned about being contradicted by those who were eyewitnesses. Therefore, he has NO virgin birth, birth stories, genealogy to King David, etc. But there is more. The earliest complete New Testament manuscripts extant today are the Codex Vaticanus (315 C.E.) and the Codex Sinaiticus (340 C.E.). BOTH of them end Mark at 16:8. The women went to the tomb, and saw a young man sitting inside. "They fled from the tomb... and said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid."
Years later, the other gospels embellished the story with saints being resurrected, earthquakes, angels, guards, Jesus at the tomb, appearances and ascension!