What kind of impact did Jesus’ arrival have on Jewish culture?
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Dave: When Jesus lived, 2,000 years ago, the Jewish people had a rich culture of
tradition coming from their Scriptures.
Jeff: That’s right – but when Jesus rose from the dead something happened…
Dave: They gave up many of those traditions that were deeply woven into their
Jeff: The Sabbath laws were completely transformed.
Dave: As were the sacrifices.
Jeff: Yes, they completely abandoned the sacrificial system which was a core
identity of their religion.
Dave: It’s important to note that Jesus’ resurrection is what caused this dramatic
and sudden shift in their religious and social traditions.
Dave: Because things like sacrifices weren’t needed!
Jeff: It would be unreasonable to think that so many people would willingly give
up the very fabric that made their society what it was – if they didn’t absolutely
believe they had seen the risen Jesus.