- Dec 2011
- Iowa USA
Wouldn't the Hellenistic strain of Judaism be "modern" in the first century? Jesus could be represented as many things, but never as a Hellenist, so I was really at a loss to follow hippy "modern". Reforming the 613 or so ways to become unpure would be "fundamentalism" in today's parlance rather than "modern" a word that really isn't used in historical discussion about this era .... without further elaboration at least?Muhammad- invents religion, spreads it, is it’s prophet and leader, conquers vast swathes of territory, unites the Arab pagans, is recognised as a conquerer, has many wives and slaves.
Jesus- a renegade rabbi, more of a hippy “modern”(at the time) jew who had a cult following in his day... probably a Jim Jones or David Koresh type figure. Ignored by majority of Jews. Arrested and executed.