Crucifixion of the Jews: Book 2

Roots I “Love Thy Neighbor”


 c. 1250 BCE – Torah

Based on the Torah Pentateuch [c. 1250 BCE] precept: “If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.” (Exodus xxiii). Also “Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear a grudge against the children of thy people,but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.”(Torah [Pentateuch] Leviticus 19:18).

c. 10 BCE – Hillel
(in Judea)

A man went to [the legendary Jewish sage] Rabbi Hillel and asked him “teach me the whole Torah on one leg.” Hillel looked at him curiously, and then thought for a long time. Eventually he took a piece of paper and wrote on it “love your fellow like yourself.” He gave this note to the man and said “This is the whole Torah on one leg.” (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a)

c. 30 CE – Jesus
(in Judea)

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you (Matthew 5:43–44)

c. 30 CE – Jesus
(in Judea)

For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment,
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
(Galatians 5:14)