Religion: Resurrection?

A Jew looks at Jesus

Did Jesus arise bodily from the grave on the first Easter? "I would not exclude such a resurrection as within the range of possibility," says a visiting professor of New Testament studies at West Germany's Gottingen University. Nothing surprising in that, except for the fact that the scholar in question is Pinchas Lapide, an Orthodox Jew. Over the centuries Judaism has considered Jesus to be no more than a great teacher.

Even by Jewish standards, Lapide, 56, a former chairman of the applied linguistics department at Israel's Bar-Han University, is not as heretical a Jew as he seems....

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