Ancient inscription points to Jewish past for early Christian site http://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-inscription-points-to-jewish-past-for-early-christian-site/
Well, yeah. I’m always jarred by the newspapers’ spin on ancient finds that have to do with the overlap of Hebraic and early Christian/Gospel period culture.
Yes. Jesus was a rabbi. He taught over there. So why wouldn’t people continue being Jewish?
Yes, eventually there was a new religion built around the teachings of Jesus, and Jesus’ teachings themselves were built around the teachings of HIS teachers, just like we have done for 5000 years and counting.
So this new find is good news for everybody, because it gives us a much better picture of how people lived together way back in the days of the Second Holy Temple, up on the eastern shores of the Kineret, which is Hebrew for the Sea of Galilee. There are some mighty good fish in there, but you have to watch out because the Jordan River flows under there and creates extremely dangerous (deadly) currents.
OK, so read the article and let me know what you think!