ANTISEMITISM           disguised                  in Supersessionism & Theology    embedded in the New         Testament  ...
Underlying Causes     2nd C. BCE Hellenism and Assimilation    Samaritans deny ‘Jewish’ connection    The War of Rome ag...
Underlying causes:The conquest of the Holy Land by Alexander the Great introducedHellenism to the Hebrews. Substantial num...
Gentile Presumptions:Temple destruction consequence of failure to      acknowledge Jesus as MessiahNon-Jewish Christians t...
GENTILE PRESUMPTION                                                        CONT’DSynoptic Gospels:         John‟s Gospel: ...
Gentile Presumption cont’d.             The 4 Pillars of Judaism               Replaced by Christianity   Monotheism     ...
Contributing factors:           1st to 4th    cent. C.E.   Hellenized, Greek speaking Jews in Jerusalem, Judea   The Zea...
Contributing factors:            5th to 20th cent.    C.E.   The New Testament   The post-Nicene Church Fathers   Ethos...
Fig. 1 A map as published in the Revised Standard Version ofthe Bible; publ. 1952 – the name Palestine (Palaestina) did no...
Contributing factors:       5th to 20th cent. C.E. Ongoing Allegorization of the Hebrew Bible (O.T.) Palestinianism and ...
Common Christian ConclusionsLoss of Temple                              Loss of God’sLoss of                 =  Priesthood...
SUMMARY:Early Christianity had a major influence informing the Gentile world’s opinion concerningthe Jewish people.The com...
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Antisemitism

  1. 1. ANTISEMITISM disguised in Supersessionism & Theology embedded in the New Testament Copyright © The Olivetree Connection
  2. 2. Underlying Causes 2nd C. BCE Hellenism and Assimilation  Samaritans deny ‘Jewish’ connection  The War of Rome against the Jewish people 1st CenturyGreek speaking Jews in Pharisaic/Rabbinic Judea, etc and Jews Diaspora vs . Zealots,EssenesHellenized followers of Jesus
  3. 3. Underlying causes:The conquest of the Holy Land by Alexander the Great introducedHellenism to the Hebrews. Substantial numbers accepted Greeklanguage and culture and thereby create deep divisions in Jewish lifeand culture. Persecution under Antiochus IV. Epiphanes deepens thedivision, but Hebraists are victorious and Jerusalem Temple isrededicated.Roman conquest of Judea further isolates the Hebraists from thesecularists.Resistance by Nationalists to Romanization favoured by HellenistsRapid Hellenization of the Jesus movement separates the churchfrom Judaism with a growth in anti-Jewish polemics from theChurch Fathers
  4. 4. Gentile Presumptions:Temple destruction consequence of failure to acknowledge Jesus as MessiahNon-Jewish Christians take it upon themselves to exegete Jewish Scriptures and define Jewish traditions
  5. 5. GENTILE PRESUMPTION CONT’DSynoptic Gospels: John‟s Gospel: JesusPresent a Jesus who is becomes generic and Jewish enemy of the Jews Opinion forming, distorting NarrativesJews are faithless; have Roman Centurion calls difficulty accepting Jesus‟ Jesus Lord; has faith (Matt. 8:5-8; 13) missionJews are blind to Jesus Roman Centurion „sees‟! (Matt.27:54; Mk.15:39; Lk.23:47)Jews antagonistic Roman Graciousness; “OTHER”, violent, mob kindness; (Acts 23) mentalityEmbodiment of evil, bloodthirstyJews “sons of the devil”
  6. 6. Gentile Presumption cont’d. The 4 Pillars of Judaism Replaced by Christianity Monotheism  Divinity of Jesus Election  Gentiles Land Focused  Stephen’s Idea of in the Temple the Temple within Covenant  Paul and the ‘Law’ Focused in the Torah
  7. 7. Contributing factors: 1st to 4th cent. C.E. Hellenized, Greek speaking Jews in Jerusalem, Judea The Zealots and various pro-temple factions Hellenized followers of Jesus Marcion and his Anti-Jewish New Testament The early Church Fathers Constantine bans Jewish festivals, the Sabbath and circumcision
  8. 8. Contributing factors: 5th to 20th cent. C.E. The New Testament The post-Nicene Church Fathers Ethos of demonization The Inquisition Martin Luther The 1611 King James Bible
  9. 9. Fig. 1 A map as published in the Revised Standard Version ofthe Bible; publ. 1952 – the name Palestine (Palaestina) did not come into being until more than 100 years AFTER Jesus
  10. 10. Contributing factors: 5th to 20th cent. C.E. Ongoing Allegorization of the Hebrew Bible (O.T.) Palestinianism and denial of a physical restoration
  11. 11. Common Christian ConclusionsLoss of Temple Loss of God’sLoss of = Priesthood FavourLoss of Sacrifice ...therefore: No Temple, no priesthood, no sacrifice, NO GOD ERROR: Church is the New Israel and Modern Israel is illegitimate
  12. 12. SUMMARY:Early Christianity had a major influence informing the Gentile world’s opinion concerningthe Jewish people.The compilers of the New Testament used anti-Jewish language to perpetuate the problemThe church promoted active Jew hatredthrough blood libel and the Inquisition thatlasted over 600 years. For further information please email info@theolivetreeconnection.com

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