Was Jesus a Jew?

go to Homepage

Was Jesus really Jewish?

Read the Scriptures to learn the truth.


   We are constantly being bombarded with information today about the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The information will often come through Christian preachers who tell us that Jesus was a Jew, and that he came to bring Peace on Earth. But the Bible tells a different story.

   First of all we might want to clarify Jesus' lineage. It is thought that Jesus was a Jew, but the Bible clearly states that it was Rachel who wept when Herod sent his troops to slay all the children 2 years of age and under in the town of Bethlehem (Matt 2:18), and Rachel's children didn't come from the line of Judah. Rachel's firstborn was Joseph, and it was Joseph's children who lived in Bethlehem.

   Secondly, both Matthew and Luke list Joseph's lineage from Abraham through Judah, but the problem is that Luke's list differs from Matthew's list. So who's right? Maybe neither. And it might not matter anyway, because Joseph was not the biological father of Jesus. Remember, Mary was pregnant BEFORE she was married to Joseph.

   Some people think Jesus had to be a Jew because his parents took him to be circumcised. But it is a fact that all twelve tribes circumcised their children in the time of Jesus. Circumcision was in fact practiced by many tribes in the Middle East long before the Jews arrived.

   And all this talk about Jesus coming to bring Peace on Earth is in direct opposition to what Jesus himself told us in Luke Chapter 23:53, where he states in no uncertain terms that he did not come to bring peace but instead came to "set father against the son, son against the father, mother against the daughter, mother in law against daughter in law, daughter in law against mother in law, etc..." So how could anyone possibly say that Jesus came to bring Peace on Earth when he specifically told us that he came to divide people?

   Finally, only those who carried God's blessing possessed superior powers and abilities. So it was far more likely that Jesus was descended from the blessed line of Joseph, and not the cursed line of Judah. Jesus personally cursed the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem because they had turned away from worshipping God and instead worshipped wealth.

   If you want to read the truth, you'll have to glean it directly from the Hebrew prophets, and not from church leaders who preach their personal views on the message of the Holy Scriptures. If you want to know the real truth about Bible history, just click one of the secure book links on this webpage to order your book by Edward Oliver.




go to Homepage

go to Quatrains