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Christian anti-semitism - One believer's persepctive

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RoadWarrior8/26/2011 6:46:21 pm PDT

I have heard some Jews say that Jesus was a rabbi. I have never heard any Jews claim that Jesus was a Cohen. And this would contradict the New Testament claim that Joseph was from the tribe of Judah.

Some people claim that Jesus had a brother, James, with a different father and that Mary was from the tribe of Levi and was a Cohen, however, neither of these two items, if true, could have the effect of making Jesus a Cohen. I cannot comment on the accuracy of these claims, however, they have no bearing on whether Jesus could have been a Cohen.

Still others claim Jesus fulfilled the same role of the Cohen, priest, by causing sins to be forgiven, however this claim is based upon an analogy, not a claim that Jesus was a member of the Cohen line.

Apologies, Buck, to discuss a minor point at length, however, all factual inaccuracies require correction.