[b-hebrew] The Name

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Thu Sep 14 14:20:59 EDT 2006


On 14/09/2006 17:16, JBarach at aol.com wrote:
> ...
>  
> The  name by which Jesus was most often designated in Israel already betrays  
> something of the disparagement by others and of his own meekness.  It was  
> normal for people to be named after their father (e.g., Simon, the son of Jonah; 
>  John and Jacob, the sons of Zebedee).  In Jesus’ case, however, people  
> deviated from that rule.  He is designated with the name of the place where  He 
> grew up.  That is Nazareth, a virtually unknown village in the northern  area, 
> Galilee.  There is something of a condescending tone in the surname  “Nazarene”
> : “the villager from Galilee!”
>   

Could this also have suggested that he was born outside of marriage, as 
also in the Gospels, and implied by the Talmudic (?) story that his 
natural father was a Roman soldier?

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Peter Kirk
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