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...so both Hitler and Marx got it wrong. The Jewish people don't deserve to be identified by race or by class. The Jewish people deserve to be identified by their attitude.

Jesus asked this long before anyone considered Reformed, Conservative, Orthodox, Mizrahim, Sephardim, or Ashkenazim. He asked this when there was a serious problem back in ancient times when we had the Pharisees, Sadducees, Zealots, and Essenes who were all partial to interpreting scripture the way they wanted alongside the occupation of Judah by the Roman Empire. He asked this when Herod the Great was the descendant of however many generations before him and how Jesus survived the Slaughter of the Innocents.

He asked this several centuries after the Assyrian and Babylonian Captivities. He asked this after not just the Maccabeean Revolt, but Jeroboam's Revolt against Rehoboam, the descendant of King Solomon who wanted to tax the people ruthlessly to afford construction projects they didn't believe in. He asked this after he cleansed the temple twice (once against the Sadducees and once against the Pharisees) because he knew the real problem was the lack of impartiality among the Jews. He knew the Jews weren't always partial, and he referred to the Samaritans as those among the northern tribes who were originally impartial.

He asked this after the Romans Had Gaius Marius, Sulla, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, and Pompeii all jockey for status and get caught up in wars between their own and the Parthians who the Pharisees resided among from the Babylonian Captivity onwards. It was the Pharisees who bounced the Romans and Parthians against one another alongside their rivalry against the Sadducees who embraced Hellenization, and it would become the Pharisees who survived the Roman-Jewish Wars started by Nero the madman emperor.

Jesus knew the endtimes coincided with faithful Jew against faithless Jew, and indeed, Nero was often associated with the anti-Christ way back when. He knew of Isaiah's prophecies to King Hezekiah, and he knew why the Babylonian Exile followed the descent from Hezekiah to Zedekiah. He knew how the Jewish people were warned by Samuel that they would get what's coming if they wanted a king to rule over them, and he knew that's why Solomon followed David.

He knew how those who put tradition before piety instead of piety before tradition were the problem. He knew the difference between obedience and discipline. He knew the difference between conformity and compliance.

That's why Jesus asked the Jewish Question. He wanted people to answer him with understanding the attitude problem at hand. It's why he sent Paul out to the Greeks and why he refused to share the word with the Greeks before his crucifixion - he wanted to protect them so they could spread the word after he was gone.
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More on the Samaritans:
https://www.christianity.com/wiki/peopl ... cance.html
https://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-a ... ritans.htm
https://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fu ... ritans.htm

What's most compelling here is how the Parable of the Wicked Husbandman corresponds to The Story of the Samaritan Woman in John 4.

Both the Parable and the Story explicitly refer to a harvest. The Pharisees seek to seize the harvest for themselves while the Samaritans recognize who the harvest belongs to.

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