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    • AvatarAndres M
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      Hello all and blessings from the Lord,

      I just recently read this article by Simcha Jacobovici about the possibility of the Lord’s ministry having taken him outside the Holy Land, and I was wondering if I could get the perspective of the members of this forum on the claims made therein

      https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-lost-tribe-of-gad-found/

      What I’m wondering about the most, however, is the claim that sometimes is made that there is something wrong with the Gospel’s account that there ever were pigs in the Holy Land. Is this a possibility within the historical and geographical context of the Gospels? How do we reconcile this idea?

      I was just hoping that you could point me in the right direction.

    • David MossDavid Moss
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      Andre,

      Thanks for posting your query. We have just started these forums and we have not yet had many of our Facebook members move over here. I am sorry for the inconvenience, but you should get a response if you post your query in the Facebook group of the Association of Hebrew Catholics. If you are not a member of that group, please apply and I will approve you.

      In addition to our Facebook group, you can try catholic.com, which is a good Catholic apologetics site. Another avenue is Marty Barrack’s secondexodus.com. Marty is a Hebrew Catholic and his site explains much of the Jewish roots of our Catholic faith.

      Personally, I have never studied the geography, weather, etc. of the region of Israel that the person you reference writes about. However, I would be very suspect that more than 2,000 years after the fact, someone comes up with a theory that debunks the New Testament. There are many Jewish people who have tried, because they don’t believe in Jesus.

      I hope you can find an answer from one of the sources above.

      God bless,
      David

    • AvatarAndres M
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      Hi David,

      Thank you very much for your thoughtful response. It is no inconvenience at all, I will try to post this question again in the Facebook group and see if I can get some replies to this question.

      Is it ok if I mention in my post that I previously posted the question here? My hope is that this way I can get some people interested in coming over to the forums, if that’s ok with you.

      • David MossDavid Moss
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        Hi Andre,

        Yes, please do mention you posted here. I would like to encourage everyone to start using these forums.

        Some additional thoughts came after I posted. Try Brant Pitre at Catholicproductions. He has produced many books/videos about the Jewish roots of the faith. Another is Scott Hahn.

        In Messiah
        David

    • AvatarBrother Gilbert Joseph
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      Tried to post what I wrote on facebook but wouldn’t do so. Will try again by editing this.

      I don’t see any problem with this story actually being set in the Mediterranean Sea,=. The term in the Greek and Aramaic translates “over against Galila” (ורדו ואתו לאתרא דגדריא דאיתוהי בעברא לוקבל גלילא .) Luke 8:26 may refer to Gallia (France). The south east part of ancient Gaul was called Gallia Norbonensis so if Gadroyia refers to south eastern Spain then that makes sense.

      Luke was firstly written in Hebrew then translated into Aramaic and Greek and it is easy for readers or translators to misunderstand the original account in Hebrew. I have written about this in regards to the lost tribes mentioned by St Peter. https://aronbengilad.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-first-epistle-of-st-peter-and-lost.html

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