Talk:Christianity and antisemitism

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Is there a Wikipedia article on Jewish hostility towards Christianity? (talk) 04:35, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

A Wikipedia article can be created if there is significant coverage of the matter in independent reliable sources. What sources do you have to claim that there is or has been significant Jewish hostility towards Christianity? What type of hostility? Keep in mind that entire Jewish communities were expelled from Christian nations in the name of Christianity, there were countless instances of forced conversions (sometimes resulting in Jews committing suicide because they refused to embrace what they viewed as idolatry), and at least hundreds of thousands of Jews (if not millions) were killed (even burned alive) in the name of Jesus before the Holocaust. If you can find remotely similar examples of Jews being hostile towards Christians in reliable sources then please show them. Dontreader (talk) 10:47, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

The closest thing that comes to mind is the Jewish revolt against Heraclius (614), where the Jewish rebels apparently took part in a massacre of Christians and attempted to convert the survivors to Judaism. "According to the Armenian bishop and historian Sebeos the siege resulted in a total Christian death toll of 17,000, 4,518 prisoners were massacred near Mamilla reservoir per Antiochus Strategos... Christian sources later exaggerated the extent of the massacre, claiming a death toll as high as 90,000... In addition 35,000 or 37,000 people including the patriarch Zacharias are said to have been deported to Mesopotamia.... The city is said to have been burnt down. However, neither wide spread burning nor destruction of churches have been found in the archaeological record. The search for the True Cross is said to have involved the torture of clergymen. ... "Unlike Sebeos, Antiochus uses polemical language.... Antiochus wrote that the Jews offered to help the Christian captives escape death if they "become Jews and deny Christ." They refused. In anger, the Jews then purchased Christians to kill them. A significant number of burial sites were allocated according to Antiochus. A mass burial grave at Mamilla cave was discovered in 1989 by Israeli archeologist Ronny Reich near the site where Antiochus recorded the massacre took place. The human remains were in poor condition containing a minimum of 526 individuals."

However I am not certain if the massacre of a few thousands Christians is comparable to the pogroms. Dimadick (talk) 15:33, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Dontreader read between lines here: "..Paul was dedicated to the persecution of the early disciples of Jesus in the area of Jerusalem" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:53, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Myth of persecution to christians[edit]

Do you know Candida Moss? Google it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wayquest (talkcontribs) 06:36, 26 June 2016 (UTC)