An astonishing realization has recently gripped the Christian world; “Jesus Christ” was not a blond-haired, blue-eyed European.
Yeshua of Nazareth was raised in a Torah observant Jewish family and in a culture where the Torah (five books of Moses) was the National Constitution. He eventually became a Jewish Rabbi, taught in the synagogue, honored the Sabbath and feasts of YHWH.
Unfortunately, Yeshua’s teachings and those of Rabbi Shaul (saint Paul of Tarsus) have been filtered and purified of all Jewishness, modified, altered and repackaged for Greco-Roman consumption. This filtering and repackaging process started over 1,800 years ago and it’s still taking place today.
The issues over which Yeshua wrestled with the Pharisees are not understood by modern Christians; nor are his most important instructions followed by those who claim to be his disciples.
In this video, a former Pharisee, Nehemia Gordon, a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Semitic language expert, explores the ancient Hebrew text of the Gospel of Matthew from manuscripts long hidden away in the archives of Jewish scribes.
Gordon’s research reveals that the more “modern” Greek text of Matthew, from which the Western world’s versions were translated, depicts “another Jesus” — far different from the Yeshua portrayed in the ancient Hebrew version of Matthew.
Gordon explains the life-and-death conflict Yeshua had with the Pharisees as they schemed to grab the reins of Judaism in the first century, and brings that conflict into perspective for both Jew and Christian alike.