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James Crossley provides an excellent rundown of recent critiques of scholarship’s ambiguous portrayal of Jesus Christ as a Jew.

the contemporary manifestations of ‘pro-Jewish’ rhetoric in NT scholarship is superficial in that it perpetuates the old notions of superiority seemingly more typical of the now so regularly denounced pre-Sanders scholarship. Or, put another way, if we cut through the scholarly rhetoric … have things really changed so much since prior to the 1970s?

J.C. (James Crossley)

Jeffrey Hunter plays a not very Jewish Jesus in "King of Kings"

Jeffrey Hunter plays a not-very-Jewish-at-all Jesus in "King of Kings"

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