For this week’s readers’ mailbag I give a very interesting and important question.
Where did the idea of a Jewish messiah dying for the sins of mankind originate from? OT? Did Jews prior to Jesus’ existence believe this notion of the messiah dying for other’s sins?
I deal with this issue in a couple of my books. Here is one of my fuller discussion from Did Jesus Exist?, where I talk about the issue in connection with the question of why Paul ...Continue Reading →