His books have nothing to say on Jesus' lineage.No I haven't read it.
How did you take that leap from Paul doesn't say anything about a virgin birth to the virgin birth is a lie? Paul had met Jesus' brother by the same mother, James in Jerusalem. Acts 15:13-20 He had plenty of opportunity to hear the stories of Jesus' birth and early life, etc. You are speculating.What's interesting is that Paul mentions nothing of a virgin birth and his epistles were written before the gospels.
This would make the virgin birth a lie. I don't have a problem with a natural birth, though it would destroy Christian theology.
Why would they keep Paul's name in the Talmud? The council was trying to kill him. Have you not read the book of the Acts of the apostles?The funny thing is that there is zero mention of Saul as a student of the Nasi Gamaliel in the Talmud nor as an outstanding Pharisee of Pharisees.
Paul was simply stating his lineage and education in response to those who were bothering the church.He was a legend in his own mind.
Why would such educated Jew as Paul (also called Saul before his conversion) not bring up the same point which you use to claim that everything hinges on Jesus' male lineage? Paul worked with the Jewish council to destroy Christians before his conversion.
Acts 8:3 But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house; and he would drag away men and women and put them in prison...
Acts 9: 9 Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, 2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them in shackles to Jerusalem. 3 Now as he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; 4 and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” 5 And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,
Acts 26:4-5 So then, all Jews know my way of life since my youth, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and in Jerusalem, 5 since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our religion.
Paul wasn't a legend in his own mind. He was stating his credentials against Jews who were going around to Christians and teaching wrong doctrine.
I'm siding with Paul.Then you need to decide if Jesus was born naturally or not. With Paul mentioning that Jesus was born under the law, it's even more doubtful a virgin birth occurred. Mary followed the law in Leviticus 12:1-8, conceived, tazria, via human seed, which should leave no doubt what happened then. You decide.
This is something you assert definitely not something Paul nor any of the NT authors would agree to.Great! So no virgin birth occurred
Original sin- do Jews believe in that doctrine? I don't.and Jesus inherited original sin from both parents according to Christian theology.
Would you rather be called an Hebrew? I