Is Jesus Anti-Semitic?

This article covers the answer to the question: “Is Jesus Anti-Semitic?

What does Jesus say about the Jew? Jesus says the Jews are;


{John} 8.”Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning” (verse 44).


Matthew 23 “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees (Jewish leaders), hypocrites! … Ye blind guides … Ye fools and blind …. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” (verses 13-33).

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Jesus’ denunciations not only of the leaders but also of the nation have fueled the anti-Semite’s fire. In Luke 20, Jesus, symbolizing Israel as a vineyard, tells of a master who planted a vineyard and “let it forth to husbandmen” (verse 9).

Later when the servants came to collect the fruit from the master’s vineyard, the husbandmen beat them. He sent more servants, and they beat them too. Finally the master says, “I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him” (verse 13).

Instead, the husbandmen killed him! Said Jesus:

“What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others” (verses 15, 16).

“..How can ye escape the damnation of Hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous bloodshed upon the earth, from the *blood of Innocent Abel* unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. *Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation* .” Matthew 23:33-36

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” But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God” John 8:40

“His blood be upon us and on our children” Matthew 27:25. “They killed the Christ.”


“Now the chief priests (Jewish leaders), and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;” Matthew 26:59

“For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together” Mark 14:57

” Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees (Jewish leaders), hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. ” Matthew 23:23

The New Testament contains 102 references to the Jews of [the] most degrading and malevolent kind Who labels the Jews as hypocrites, apostates, liars, and killers. Who denounces Jewish leaders and the Jewish nation? Who scolds Jewish priests, claims its Temple services are corrupt, and spews forth warnings that God’s judgments will fall upon the Jews? Who accuses the Jews of murder, corruption, greed, and robbery – declares that they have forsaken God?


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