Jesus and the Talmud - Chronology.
September 30, 2006
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB.
I am here, Jesus.
I wish to address your concern about the chronology of the Talmud in comparison to my earth life. I have been saying that many of my ideas were shaped by the same ideas of the Talmudic rabbis. And yet, you wonder, what if some of these ideas came after my death?
Well, yes, the Babylonian Talmud assumed its final form after my passing. But it was simply a compilation of all that had been thought before.
Remember I said that these things were in the air in my time. I desire to present the flavor of the Talmud side by side with my teachings to show their great similarity. And even if the actual thought may have crystallized later, this does not change the fact that these values existed in my time, and I was influenced by them. The thought could not have existed without the preceding value, which most definitely existed in my time.
The world must see my thought and that of the Talmudic rabbis side by side, so that it be clearly seen that we were contemporary in the true sense of the word.