The Middle Class Jesus A Tract Book Essay By Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.

Fejfar

I have a radical argument to make.

I argue that Jesus of Nazareth

was a middle class person, not poor. Let us first look to the home which Jesus most probably lived in. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus was a In every culture, even today’s culture, a

carpenter and a furniture maker.

carpenter doing finish carpentry or a hand made furniture maker is a skilled tradesman, and middle class. I argue that Jesus grew up in a middle class household and received a middle class education. Jesus’ education was probably that of a Hellenistic Jew, giving him a very good classical greek education in addition to the Torah. I also argue that Jesus was a Jewish lawyer with a graduate education, perhaps even a Sadducee. I argue that the Saddducees believed in reincarnation rather than life after death in “Heaven.” I argue that Jesus

not only was a rabbi or teacher, but was also a member of the Sanhedrin. I argue that Jesus was a radical lawyer who dedicated his life to the call of the

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book of Isaiah for social justice. By the time of his public ministry, Jesus from probably disbarred or expelled from the Sanhedrin for heresy. In any event, as an adult, I argue that Jesus of Nazareth was a professional, with a professional education and a middle class lifestyle. Some may think my

argument that Jesus was a lawyer is unfounded, but it is no more unfounded than the argument that Jesus was an illiterate, itinerant preacher.

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