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Why does the Talmud say that Jesus is a sorcerer and magician?


Dear Confused,

The Talmud is a Jewish book of traditions and discussions regarding ethics, the Old Testament, and philosophy… among other things.  The important thing to note is that the Talmud is not authored by God.  It is simply an old commentary written by fallible humans.  The Talmud was written by Jews that didn’t believe that Jesus was the Messiah; therefore, they said that He was a sorcerer and a false teacher.  Just because a book written by men says He isn’t the Messiah doesn’t make it true.