Skip to comments.What's all this about 'Jesus the Palestinian'?
Posted on 04/30/2019 6:51:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It's funny how an outlandish idea, just out of the blue, is suddenly everywhere.
Take this one. On April 15, Representative Rashida Tlaib was giving an address to the Arab-American Law Student Association at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, when she made reference to a novel concept. As reported in the Dearborn Press & Guide:
She said her immigrant mother keeps her grounded, and is so compassionate. She said her mother told a man who voiced opposition to her hijab, "You don't understand. Jesus was born in my country!" Tlaib said her mother believes that if people know that, things will be so much better.
This puzzled me. Things will be better if people know what? That Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in Judea, as it was known at the time (and still is, in Israel), after the ancient Jewish kingdom of Judah? Don't most people know that already? Or should people know that Tlaib's mother was born in the same land as Jesus? That would be something to take pride in, no doubt, but what's it got to do with the pros or cons of the hijab? Or was Tlaib's mother saying (or was her daughter, the zealot for Palestinian nationalism, implying) that more people need to know that Jesus was born in the "country" of Palestine, making him a virtual Palestinian?
Four days later, on Good Friday, (a day revered by Easter worshipers all over), a column appeared by Eric V. Copage, a former writer and editor at the New York Times. Copage was recounting how all the illustrations he saw growing up in black churches of a "fair skinned, fair haired, blue eyed" Jesus Christ made little sense, because "Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin."
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Start with a FAKE tweet and others with an agenda simply retweet it until it goes viral.
Omar Suleiman, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University, tweeted a quotation from a Palestinian Christian unhappy that the Christian right doesn’t support the Palestinian cause: “Don’t they know Jesus was a Palestinian?”
Representative Ilhan Omar, bored with not having not seen herself on TV for more than 48 hours, promptly retweeted the quotation.
So I was born in Texas over 100 years after Texas winning independence from Mexico, does that make me a Mexican?
What? muslims lie?
Bethlehem is not a part of Philistine land
Well, I can’t find anywhere in the Bible that he is referred to as JESUS OF PALESTINE.
The Bible DOES refer to him as JESUS OF NAZARETH, and JESUS THE NAZARENE.
Is NAZARETH in Palestine ?
Son of David, tribe of Judah, born 5 miles from Jerusalem, grew up in Nazareth, raised in the synagogue. The sign over his head read IESOU NAZAREUM REX IOUDAIUM, Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
Why didn't Pilate write the Palestinian?
Palestine was never a state in history. It was merely a district or geographic region of what was Syria. No different than the Bronx being part of New York City. Even less so, actually, because the region was administered from Syria without a local government to speak of.
So to claim Jesus was Palestinian really means nothing why dont we hear of New Yorkers being Bronxians?
May be the sign was a misprint?
I was born in the land of American Indians and if more people knew that, they would understand why I wear a feathered headdress rather than excoriate me for cultural appropriation.
... the power of illiteracy and ignorance in the turd word nations is awesome.
It lends itself to a kinds of manipulation.
Rather, in the first several centuries AD, many people converted from Judaism to Christianity, especially among the peasants and poor. In later centuries, many of these families converted, either voluntarily or by force, to Islam and became Arab rather than Aramaic speakers. So no doubt many of the "Arabs" in "Palestine" today are descended from ancient Israelites. The DNA evidence shows that Jews and the Arabs of Palestine are basically the same people, at least as far as paternal ancestry goes.
Jesus was a Jew, a direct descendant of David. This lineage was in fulfillment of prophecy.
The Roman Empire used Palestine as an insult to Israel, due to that name referring to Philistines.
Even more ludicrous, with the logic they are using, it would make those dead Mexicans into Texans.
“The Roman Empire used Palestine as an insult to Israel, due to that name referring to Philistines.”
Right and the Philistines were....
“Known as a seafaring nation, the Philistines were a non-Semitic people who left Crete and arrived in Canaan at the beginning of the 12th century B.C.. “
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