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Reply To: Did any of the similarities or differences between Christian and Jewish theology surprise you? If so, which/why?

Ilona Chebotareva

Ana, I was surprised by the fact that Traditionalist Jews don’t believe the Messiah will be God as well. The foremost reason being that the old testament never predicts that the Messiah would be God. It made me think of the passage of scripture where Jesus reads from the Isaiah scroll and tells the people in the synagogue and proclaiming the scripture fulfilled before their very eyes. But the people responded, “isn’t this Joseph’s son?” The duality of Jesus being God and Man, a prophesy fulfilled, was something that they weren’t able to accept.