Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Y'shua. Part Two

Continuing with our discussion about the birth date of Yeshua ha Mashiach, Jesus Christ, here are some more facts. Trust me they may not appear important, but I promise I'll put it all together during the last post on this subject.

About 6-7 AD, the Holy Men of Jerusalem tore their clothes, putting on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly,

"Woe unto us for the scepter has departed from Judah and the Messiah has not come!"

Babylonian Talmud, Chapter 4, folio 37

In Bereshit (Genesis)49:10, Israel prophesies over his son Judah saying,

"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Here the Word of G-d states that the scepter of Judah or the ability to administer and enforce the law would not be taken away from them until Shiloh, the Messiah, had come.

Because Rome had taken away the right of Israel to enforce the death penalty, the priests believed that the Word of G-d had failed them. The Scepter of Judah had indeed been taken away from them. However, were they correct in believing that the Messiah had not come?


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