It's not outside the system for him. Or any Christian for that matter.(And that's by definition what he is, despite what he calls himself.)<quoted text>
From my POV its not about absolute truth, but logic.
Hughe has bought into the OT rules of engagement. Which stipulate that the messiah has to be a descendant of (King) David. The OT obviously does not address his geneology (it doesnt even address him).
So Hugh has to go to the NT. Which of course I would not accept under any circumstances. But even if I was to accept it, it is contradictory on the question. So, in summary, Hugh has to go OUTSIDE the system (the OT), and even then still cant use the NT for the above reasons.
It seems Huggy fancies himself a sort of hybrid Jew-Christian, hence he feels free to draw from the front and back of the book to support his notions. Christians don't see the two as contradictory. Do you agree?(Obviously not with them but that is in fact their view.)
Do you agree with this?:
In the Hebrew Bible, it is written that a human descendant of David will occupy the throne of a restored kingdom and usher in a messianic age.
Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically,[e] although there is little agreement on the reliability of the gospel narratives and how closely the biblical Jesus reflects the historical Jesus. Most scholars agree that Jesus was a Jewish teacher or rabbi from Galilee who preached his message orally, was baptized by John the Baptist, and was crucified in Jerusalem on the orders of the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate.
It's his lineage that you and Huggybear disagree on?
This would go along with what most Jews I know say - that Jesus likely existed and was a mystic etc - just not the anointed one.