Did Jesus consider Himself to be a "Jew" or "Judean"? Is there a difference?

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  1. CertifiedHandy profile image77
    CertifiedHandyposted 5 years ago

    Did Jesus consider Himself to be a "Jew" or "Judean"? Is there a difference?

    Was  Jesus a Jew or Judean?

  2. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 5 years ago

    He was called several things in the Bible.  King of the Jews, Jesus of Nazareth, an Essene, Son of Man, Son of God, and King of Kings, King of the Jews.  He was born in Bethlehem. Take your pick!

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Jesus was born into the Jewish bloodline. Have you ever read the begats in the old testament, there you go. King of the Jews.

  4. Paul K Francis profile image81
    Paul K Francisposted 5 years ago

    Jesus appeared to be quite familiar with Torah and so probably condsidered himself to be a jew as the hebrews were already being called during his time. It is less clear if would have condsidered himself Judean because that term denotes a place. Jesus was from Galilee which was not a part of Judea, although he did travel between the two at times during his ministry.

  5. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Like @Lady Guinevere says, he was many things.

    He might even have considered himself a citizen of the Roman empire. Officially, he was. But earthly labels didn't concern him. He was sent to help the Jewish people return toward God and to give them a new covenant to fulfill the purpose of the Laws -- the reawakening of the true self (Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, immortal soul), within.

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    I'm surprised by some of these answers. Yes. Jesus was Jewish, but he considered himself a Galilean Jew; not a Judean Jew. Judea and Galilee were semi-independent puppet kingdoms after a group of Jewish leaders overthrew the Macedonian governors centuries before the Levant was conquered by the Romans. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, Judea was made a province of Rome, while the Jewish state of Galilee remained independent. Jesus lived his entire life in Galilee until he made his famous trek into the contentiously occupied province of Judea. He made no friends there and was crucified soon after trying to promote a rebellion against the Romans.

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      CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "He (Yeshua)...was crucified soon after trying to promote a rebellion against the Romans."

      You started out flying high then crashed and burned. Pontius Pilate found no offense in Christ. It was the Jewish leaders that wanted Christ dead - not Rome.

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    CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years ago

    Frankly, I don't think Christ Yeshua really cared all that much about it other than to prove His lineage to King David, in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. As He said, " My kingdom is not of this world."


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