Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Death of the rightous for atonement - a very Jewish concept.


Many who were raised Jewish, or have considerable interaction with our Jewish Brothers & Sisters, know one common point of disagreement if whether the death of a "Rightous Man" can atone for others sin.

Michael Brown, in his excellent series on "Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus" Volume 2 addresses this in a very deep meaningful way.

He shows from the Talmud & Torah how this concept of the just dying for the unjust is a very Jewish concept. Citing many examples. The most compelling is the bindings of Issac providing atonement. Since we know Issac did not die, the Rabbi's say he spilled 1/4 of his blood to redeem the Hebrew people.

I don't know about you, but this analogy fits perfectly for Adonai taking the perfectly righteous Messiah and using His shed blood, atoning for all who repent and accept it by faith.

Hope to post a paper on thins soon. If interested in geeting your oown opy of "Answering Jewish bjections to Jesus", go to
House of the Messiah to order.


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