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  •  Paul's letters weren't written that long after (1+ / 0-)
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    Jesus' death (20-30 years), nor were the Synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew, Luke). John's gospel is the odd man out, dated around 50-60 years later. The Barnabas episode, which is the basis for the libel that "the Jews" killed Jesus is also fairly early. These accounts reflect beliefs of small Christian communities sharing similar sources of information, oral and verbal, and clearly contain inaccuracies. However, it's not unreasonable to assume that there was lingering resentment over what had happened to their leader, and given the violent political climate preceding the destruction of the temple, that it was more prudent to blame one's fellow Jews, with whom this cult had issues, then to bring the wrath of Rome down on your head. After all, look where that got Jesus and the other disciples--nailed to a telephone pole.

    I never liked you and I always will.

    by Ray Blake on Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 09:45:45 PM PDT

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