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I can honestly say that I have a deep love for my Jewish friends and acquaintances and as hard as I try to show them Jesus is their long awaited Messiah, I fail.

If you are of Jewish heritage you must decide if Jesus is a liar, lunatic or HASHEM himself.  John 8:58: Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM.”

The final bit of overwhelming evidence Jesus is who He says He is, is written in the Talmud.

The Talmud is like a diary kept by the high priest in Jerusalem where anything out of the ordinary was recorded, Including commentary and some discussions by Rabbis.  We know from the Talmud that Jesus actually died in 33 CE because of terrifying events happening in the Temple starting in 33 CE.  These events continued for the next 40 years until 70 CE when the second temple was destroyed by the Romans.  These startling events are listed here.  The list is taken from the Talmud Yoma 39.

1. On the ‘Day of Atonement’ the priests would blind pick one of two stones.  The white stone chose a particular goat and the black stone designated the other.   One goat was for the Temple sacrifice and the other goat would be the scapegoat.  For the next 37 years the same colored stone was always picked.

2.  A red thread was placed around the neck of the goat selected for sacrifice and a red thread was placed on the horns of the scapegoat.  A part of the same red thread was placed on the doors of the Temple.  Prior to 33 CE the red thread on the temple doors would always turn white at the time the scapegoat was shoved off the hill.  In 33 CE and for the next 37 years the thread always remained red.

3.  Every morning the Menorah in the Temple had to have the wicks changed and the oil replenished.  Only the western most wick on the Menorah would still be lit after the long night even though all the oil reservoirs were the same size.  The priests would change the other 6 wicks and add new oil and light them from the western most wick and then change the western wick and add oil.  In 33 CE and thereafter, in the morning the western wick was always out.

4.  Prior to 33 CE on the ‘Day of Atonement’ only two logs were required on the Altar of Sacrifice.  In 33 CE more logs were required to be added to the fire to enable the priests to complete the sacrifices.

5.  In 33 CE and after the priests could no longer be satisfied with just the small amount of bread eaten off the ‘Table of Showbread’.

6.  Part of the Temple ceremony at night was to close the doors to the Temple.  In 33 CE and for the next 40 years the Temple doors were always found open the next morning.  (The doors were so heavy it took 6 men to open or close them).

We shouldn’t think of these 6 occurrences as strange since the most amazing miracle of the Temple was recorded in Matthew 27:51 “And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.”  The veil was at the entrance to the Holy of Holies where only the high priest was allowed to enter once each year.  From that point on the Holy of Holies resides in each believer’s heart and no longer is sin between us and God the Father. God was done with Temple worship and all that it symbolized because His Son the Messiah had come and nothing would ever be the same.

Further evidence to consider:

Jesus, Messiah in the Tanach:

Triune Godhead in the Tanach:

2000 years and no Temple;

Yoma 39b teaching:

Rabbi disputes Yoma 39b teaching:

        If you like to read then get a copy of “Betrayed” by Stan Telchin. Your local library may have a copy. Stan is Jewish and his daughter Judy becomes a Christian that sets her dad on a mission to prove Jesus is not the Messiah.

Further evidence to consider: