Yeshki, the Nazarean

In Matthew 2.23 we read, “and he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Nazareth is a place and has nothing to do with being a Nazirite. You would be a Nazareen if you came from Nazareth not a Nazirite, two completely different things.

A nazir is one who takes a vow to abstain from wine, grapes and the produce from the grape-vine; a nazir does not cut his or her hair and does not come in contact with the dead.

Clearly, Yeshki (Jesus or Y’shua or whatever name one wishes to call that false prophet) did not become a nazirite as he admittedly drank wine and came in contact with the dead. Moreover, a person voluntarily takes the VOW of a nazir when he witnesses or is a witness to the act of adultery which is why the passage of the nazir in the Torah is juxtaposed to the passage of the sotah in the Torah.

In any event, Yeshki did not fulfill the vow of a nazir as he did not shave his head and offer a sacrifice when he allegedly became a nazir.

On the other hand, if Matthew is saying that the prophets (plural) called the Moshiach (Messiah) a Nazarean, then they would have had to predict a city which did not exist in their lifetime. (Netzaret was little more than a village in the time of Yeshki and was a Roman garrison.) Nowhere does the Jewish Bible (the TaNaK) refer to the Moshiach (Messiah) as a nazir (one who has taken on the vow of a nazirite) and certainly does not refer to Moshiach as a Nazarean (one from the village of Netzaret/Nazareth)!

Acts 24.5 states that the Romans accused Paul as being a ringleader of the sect of Nazareans for which they were accused of sedition, punishable by death! (cf. Luke 23.2, 14) Acts 21.24 also states that Paul and four men had taken the vows of nazirites. These are two very different things for which Xtians confuse and conflate the two concepts being unfamiliar with the Torah and history.

The author of Matthew simply made up a “non-existent quote” from the Jewish Bible. There are many other instances of this type of referencing the Tanak found in the Xtian scriptures for which there are no existing passukim (verses) in the Tanak!

Yeshki was a Nazarean (from the Galilee) not a Nazirite (a vow of abstinence found in the Torah)!

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