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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Did Early Christians Polemicize "Jews" or "Judeans"?

Larry Behrendt asks an interesting question over at Jewish Christian Intersections:

Who is a Judean?

Larry plays with the notion that references to "the Jews" in the New Testament might be better translated as "the Judeans." While he acknowledges the problems associated, he wonders if this designation might better represent the historical context of the NT. Larry asks what is lost and gained for modern Jews in conversation with Christians.

I offer a bit of reservation in the comments. Feel free to chime in on this discussion.


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