Sects: A Text from the Early Church

Christian faith proclaims that Jesus was God's divine son. But church historians have long known that certain Jewish followers of Christ, in the early decades after his death, regarded him as merely another prophet of Israel, and denounced Peter and Paul for preaching his message to the Gentiles. Now extraordinary new light has been cast on the beliefs of one such sect of Jewish Christians known as the Nassoreans or Nazarenes, in the form of a medieval Arab manuscript discovered in the archives of Istanbul. Biblical Scholar David Flusser of Jerusalem's Hebrew...

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