Did the debate bring Jews and Christians closer together? Yossi Zamir/Flash90

A Rabbi and a Friar Walk Into a Court Room…

What if even Judaism’s sacred texts were to prove that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah?

The court was in the Royal Palace of King James I in Barcelona, Spain. It was the 13th century and in the presence of the king, his court, and many prominent Church dignitaries and knights, the venerable Rabbi Nachmanides (aka the Ramban)–Judaism’s leading scholar, philosopher, physician and biblical commentator–walked in to face off with a convert from Judaism to Christianity, Friar Pablo Christiani. The Dominican Friar came prepared with a new strategy he was sure would prove to the highly educated rabbi that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah. This time, instead of arguing from the OT prophets, as the church…