Synoptic Gospels: Yeshua's Teachings

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Most have heard of Yeshua as man who became a Rabbi, came into conflict with the religious leaders of his day, and died on a cross as an atonement for the sins of the world. However, there is one side of Yeshua that is rarely talked about: his teachings beings considered as revolutionary. Many of the words that he said and the acts that he committed were considered to be unprecedented in his day.
From only looking at the Synoptic Gospels, readers will not be able to fully comprehend or grasp how Yeshua’s teachings were indeed revolutionary. This understanding is accomplished by knowing and researching the political and sociological aspects of his day. With many of the details that are a part of Yeshua’s parables and acts, the average reader
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Crucifixion was not used by the Romans as a form of execution for individuals that simply stole a piece of bread or told a lie. Crucifixion was for slaves that were resistant over great lengths of time, and individuals that were brave enough to challenge and threaten the stability of the state of Rome (Borg, 271). Because Yeshua was crucified, it shows that either his message or what he stood for posed a grave threat to the state of Rome. It does not seem conceivable that the Romans would waste their time with an individual that would not be considered otherwise.
Thousands of Jews saw Yeshua as a messianic king that would remove the yoke of Rome. As Yeshua and his teachings grew in popularity, surely, some of the Romans would have caught on to these messianic claims (Aslan, 123-124). This probably was not the only reason that Yeshua was crucified, as there is also the debate of the involvement of the Sadducees. However, it is conceivable to believe that some of his words and actions significantly contributed to the Roman establishment seeing him as a grave
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That is not to say that the Gospels do not carry any revolutionary aspects of Yeshua. However, the narrative of the meek and mild teacher is proven more in the gospels and taught more in Christian churches, than a revolutionary Yeshua. Finding the revolutionary aspects of Yeshua requires the reader to also look at what he had to go through concerning the sociological aspects of the Jewish people in his day. The reason for the early Christian writers doing this is up for debate. Regardless of why this was done, the Bible does not back them up this line up of thinking.
In modern times, relations have improved. However, the Jewish people are still seen by many as Christ-killers that wanted to do away with a meek, peace-loving teacher. Some of this is out of pure hatred for the Jews, while much of it is out of pure ignorance. The most effective way to combat this is through education about the real Yeshua and what he truly stood for. However, this must come from the Christian leaders and writers that know better. Only then will a dynamic be created that will benefit the knowledge and lives of both Jews and

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