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    • Sanhedrin 43a
    • 28.03.13 | 16:01 (IST)

    In the Babylonian Talmud (BT) Sanhedrin 43a we read: "On Passover Eve they hanged Jesus of Nazareth. And the herald went out before him for 40 days and proclaimed, Jesus of Nazareth...practiced sorcery, incited and led Israel astray. Whoever knows of an argument that may be proposed in his favor should come and present that argument on his behalf. But the judges did not find an argument in his favor, so they hanged him on Passover Eve...Did Jesus of Nazareth deserve that a search be made for an argument in his favor? Surely he incited others to idol worship..."

    from the article: Happiness in slavery: the true meaning of Passover
    First published 18:36 26.03.13 | Last updated 18:36 26.03.13
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