The same reason most want a god. Security, even if it is a prick of a God like Yahweh.iskander wrote: ↑Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:35 amWhy do you think the “usurping Christians wanted the Jewish God”?Gnostic Bishop wrote: ↑Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:39 amI agree, but not the type of messiah that Jesus was. That is why the Jews rejected Jesus as messiah.iskander wrote: ↑Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:02 amCertain themes in Judaism have been treated by Jewish authors and sages as pre-existent in the sense that they were created in the sixth day of Genesis. Among them they mentioned the Torah, Repentance, the Garden of Eden and Gehenna, God’s Throne of Glory, the Fathers, Israel, the Temple and the Messiah.He was chosen before the creation of the world
The Messiah first appears as pre-existent in the First Book of Enoch which was originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic about 150 B.C.E From that period on, the concept of the Messiah who was created in the six days of creation, or even prior to them or who was born at variously stated subsequent dates and was then hidden to await his time, became a standard feature of jewish messianic eschatology.
The concept of the pre-existence of the Messiah accords with the general Talmudic view which holds that “The Holy One, blessed be He, prepares the remedy before the wound” ( B.Meg. 13b) .
The names by which the Messiah is called are revealing. In the first book of Enoch he is called, first of all, “Head of Days”, an epithet alluding to his pre-existence. In the same source he is also called “Son of Man, an old biblical appellation heavy with theosophical symbolism...
In any case this multiplicity of names indicates one thing very clearly: The image of the Messiah was very much in the forefront of rabbinical- and undoubtedly also popular- thought from the second century BCE on.
Their better view was ignored by the usurping Christians who wanted the Jewish god but not his policies.
Stupid Christians went the wrong way.
It just happened that the Romans had already shown respect for the People of the Book and the usurpers wanted to profit from that.