Jesus the Rabbi
‘‘To the Christian disciples of the first century the conception of Jesus as a rabbi was self-evident,
to the Christian disciples of the second century it was embarrassing, to the Christian
disciples of the third century and beyond it was obscure.’’
Jesus through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture (New Haven, 1985), 17. Cited in Steven T. Katz, “The Rabbinic Response to Christianity.” In The Cambridge History of Judaism, Vol. 4-The Late Roman Period, p. 267 n. 26.