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Jesus’ Judaism is the first work that connects the teachings of Jesus with the sources of Judaism. Saban demonstrates that all the ethical teachings of Jesus are fully Jewish and that all of them are contained in the noblest tradition of the people of Israel.
For 2000 years we have known the Jesus that the Church has presented to us, a Christianized Jesus. For 20 centuries the true face of Jesus has been hidden, which now finally comes to light.
Three years of research culminate in this work, which studies Jesus for what he was: a 1st century Jew. Jesus was born, lived and died as a Jew. His parents, family, friends, apostles, and most of his followers were Jews. Jesus was a Jewish rabbi and not a Christian priest. He never abandoned his people.
Jesus was a 1st century Jewish rabbi who preached his particular interpretation of Jewish ethics. He never thought about founding a new religion. He was a rabbi faithful to the tradition of Israel. He drew his teachings from the Torah and the oral tradition of Judaism.
Throughout this work, Mario Javier Saban reveals the parallels between the ethical teachings of Jesus and the teachings contained in the Jewish sources.
Jesus, concludes the author, «was not simply a Jew because of his national origin, but was and will continue to be a Jew because of his deeper ethical content, which fully coincides with Jewish ethics».
Saban, as a Jewish researcher, criticizes in this work the theological thought of several Christian authors who have distorted the Jewish teachings of Rabbi Jesus of Nazareth. This work constitutes a serious and well-founded criticism of the last two thousand years of Christian exegesis.
Mario Sabán’s position is to try to understand Jesus from historical and traditional Judaism, and not as the founder of a new religion. Furthermore, Sabán argues that the break between Judaism and Christianity occurred in the second century of our era.
The Judaism of Jesus proposes a new and revealing vision about one of the most incredible stories of humanity: that of a humble rabbi from Galilee who became, over time, the God of millions of Christians; that poor crucified Jew who, centuries later, was used to persecute his own nation.