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Offline Croix de Fer

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The Wandering Jew
« on: September 18, 2015, 03:05:36 PM »
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  • ... is a jew who was cursed to walk the earth for mocking Jesus Christ during His Way of the Cross. This jew will walk the earth until Christ returns in His Heavenly glory.  

    Did the Church or any saints touch on this issue, or is it secular folklore?
    Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war. ~ Psalms 143:1 (Douay-Rheims)

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    The Wandering Jew
    « Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 05:39:21 PM »
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  • It may be not entirely fictional, who knows?. At least not if there is a relation between this "wandering Jew" and the Jewish people as a whole, who were believed by many to share Cain's curse in being fugitives and wanderers around the earth, forever scavenging.

    Quote from: Matthew 16:28
    Amen I say to you, there are some of them that stand here, that shall not taste death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

    In early Christian writings, we already find this curse of the wandering Jew. Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, the Roman Christian poet writes:

    Quote from: Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, in the year of Our Lord 348
    "From place to place the homeless Jew wanders in ever-shifting exile, since the time when he was torn from the abode of his fathers and has been suffering the penalty for murder, and having stained his hands with the blood of Christ whom he denied, paying the price of sin.
    If anyone says that true and natural water is not necessary for baptism and thus twists into some metaphor the words of our Lord Jesus Christ" Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit" (Jn 3:5) let him be anathema.

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    The Wandering Jew
    « Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 12:05:07 AM »
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  • Start your session on Cathinfo and purchase a copy of Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who?

    Gilad Atzmon - from Wikipedia:

    Gilad Atzmon (Hebrew: גלעד עצמון‎; born June 9, 1963) is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer.[2][3][4]

    Atzmon's album Exile was BBC jazz album of the year in 2003.[5] Playing over 100 dates a year,[4] he has been called "surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz."[6] His albums, of which he has recorded thirteen to date,[7] often explore the music of the Middle East and political themes. He has described himself as a "devoted political artist."[2]

    His criticisms of Zionism, Jewish identity, and Judaism, as well as his controversial views on Holocaust denial and Jewish history, have led to allegations of antisemitism and racism[8][9] from both Zionists and leading anti-Zionists.

    Early life

    Atzmon was born in a secular Jewish family in Tel Aviv, and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem.[10]

    He first became interested in British jazz when he discovered some in a British record shop in Jerusalem in the 1970s. He initially was inspired by the work of Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes and regarded London as "the Mecca of Jazz."[5] He also was influenced to become a jazz musician by the work of Charlie Parker, in particular Charlie Parker with Strings recorded in 1949. Atzmon said of the album that he "loved the way the music is both beautiful and subversive – the way he basks in the strings but also fights against them."[4] He worked with top bands as a musical producer.[11]

    In 1994,[12] Atzmon emigrated from Israel to London, where he attended the University of Essex[13] and earned a master's degree in Philosophy.[2] He has lived there since then,[3] becoming a British citizen in 2002.[1] He renounced his Israeli citizenship[14] and defines himself as "a British, Hebrew Speaking Palestinian".[15]


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