If so then why aren't Christians Jewish? I have been doing a lot of studying about the Jewish and Christian faiths over the last few days and am confused at how so many Christians believe Jesus was Jewish yet they themselves are not. Someone please enlighten me.
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Yep, and he probably had dark hair and brown eyes, not the fair hair and blue eyes so often depicted in our Western societies.
Thank you JThomp42 for this in depth explanation.
You are so welcome!!
Very good and thorough answer, enjoyed reading it.
JThomp42......Well! I know exactly who I'm going straight to, with any questions on the Bible!! Thank you for this thorough explanation!
Matthew 15:11- " Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."
Excellent anwer. Readers need remember, Judea was a part of the Roman Empire - small beer, really. So it was obvious that when people started to follow Christianity (after the Roman Emperor adopted it) they'd call it something other than Jewish.