About

I’m from Pittsburgh, PA, but now living in Canada.

A mathematician who is also interested in physics and cosmology, in Christianity, the Bible and related history, in politics (esp American & Israeli), interested in Israel, and sometimes philosophy.

Religious affiliation: A Jew who believes in Christ, with Presbyterian affiliation (but not ‘fundamentalist’).

Political philosophy: conservative Republican.

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  1. samuelprime
    December 31, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    You don’t say!

  2. February 24, 2012 at 2:30 am

    I’d heard /of/ Jews believing in Christ, now it looks like I’ll hear /from/ one!

  3. February 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Jews have been believing in Christ from Day 1! 🙂 His disciples/apostles are the very first ones, as the New Testament bears it out.

  4. February 27, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Well, yeah, but aren’t they the very first Christians? as in a believer of Christ (as opposed to just Jesus)?

  5. March 4, 2012 at 1:35 am

    The phrase “Christian” was a much later designation (after the First Council of Nicaea, I think). At the time of Jesus, his disciples would have been no different, for example, from those who followed John the Baptist or Rabbi Hillel. They could be called “Baptists” or “Hillelians,” but they were still regarded as Jews. Also, Jesus attended synagogues as there were no actual churches at the time (before his crucifixion). Of course, things developed later on.

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