Crucifixion of the Jews: Book 2

Historian Klausner on Jesus


“Jesus was a Jew and a Jew he remained till his last breath. His one idea was to implant within his nation the idea of the coming of the Messiah and, by repentance and good works, hasten the ‘end.’” *A

Joseph Klausner was known in the world of Jewish scholarship not only for his historical studies, but also for his efforts to broaden the Hebrew language to meet modern needs. He was born in Lithuania in 1874 and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Heidelberg. From 1904 to 1919, he held various academic positions in Odessa; in 1920 he went to Palestine, where the taught modern Hebrew language and literature at the Hebrew University.

Dr. Klausner has written a number of books, notably Jesus of Nazareth, From Jesus to Paul and History of the Second Temple Era.

*A  See B. Jacob, Jesu Stellung zum Mosaischen Gesetz, Göttingen, 1893.

source: Joseph Klausner, Jesus of Nazareth, New York: Bloch Publishing Company,
© 1989, p. 368