¿Era judío Jesús?

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¿Era judío Jesús?

Lo mismo que todos los seres humanos, Jesucristo nació en un lugar y un momento específicos en la historia. Aunque Dios fue su Padre, quien lo engendró por medio del Espíritu Santo, su madre era una mujer judía de nombre María. El esposo de ella, José, era el padre legal o tutor de Jesús. Según el linaje de María, Cristo, como humano, descendía de la tribu de Judá y del rey David (Luke 3:31 Luke 3:31Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
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, 33; comparar Acts 2:29-30 Acts 2:29-30 29 Men and brothers, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us to this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
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; 2 Timothy 2:8 2 Timothy 2:8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
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El testimonio bíblico es claro. En Hebrews 7:14 Hebrews 7:14For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.
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se nos dice: “Porque manifiesto es que nuestro Señor vino de la tribu de Judá …”. En John 1:11 John 1:11He came to his own, and his own received him not.
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el apóstol escribió que Jesús “a lo suyo vino, y los suyos [los judíos] no lo recibieron”. Es obvio que tanto la mujer samaritana como el gobernador romano Poncio Pilato se dieron cuenta de que Jesús era judío (John 4:9 John 4:9Then said the woman of Samaria to him, How is it that you, being a Jew, ask drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
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; 18:35).

En Genesis 49:10 Genesis 49:10The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and to him shall the gathering of the people be.
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leemos que “no será quitado el cetro de Judá”. El cetro representa la promesa del reinado y la salvación. Jesús, el Rey de los judíos, es el Mesías. Cristo (el vocablo griego que significa “Mesías”) es el cumplimiento final del príncipe mencionado proféticamente en 1 Chronicles 5:2 1 Chronicles 5:2For Judah prevailed above his brothers, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s:)
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: “Bien que Judá llegó a ser el mayor sobre sus hermanos, y el príncipe de ellos …”.

En el último libro de la Biblia se hace referencia a Jesús como “el León de la tribu de Judá” (Revelation 5:5 Revelation 5:5And one of the elders said to me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
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). Por lo que toca al aspecto humano de Jesús, David es mencionado como su padre, o ancestro, en Luke 1:32 Luke 1:32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David:
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; por lo tanto, él sí era judío.

A fin de cuentas, lo que realmente importa es que Jesús es el Salvador de toda la humanidad, ya que murió por todos los seres humanos sin importar cuál sea su raza o grupo étnico (John 3:15-17 John 3:15-17 15 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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