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Sefer Toledot Yeshu (ספר תולדות ישו, The Book of the Generations/History/Life of Jesus), often abbreviated as Toledot Yeshu, is an early Jewish text taken to be an alternative biography of Jesus.

It exists in a number of different versions, none of which are considered either canonical or normative within rabbinic literature, A 15th-century Yemenite work of the same was titled Maaseh Yeshu, or the "Episode of Jesus," in which Jesus is described as being the son of Joseph, the son of Pandera (see: Episode of Jesus). The stories claim that Jesus (Yeshu) was an illegitimate child, and that he practiced magic and heresy, seduced women, and died a shameful death.

For instance, the Toledot refers to Christian festivals and observances that only originated after the 4th century.

The largest source of input to the Toledot seems to be anecdotes gathered from various parts of the Talmud and Midrash.Jews apparently polemicised actively against the new Christian religion, as can be inferred from the 2nd century Christian writer Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho, a fictional dialogue between a Christian and a Jew.In chapter 17 Justin claims that the Jews had sent out "chosen men" throughout the Roman Empire to polemicize against Christianity, calling it a "godless heresy".When Yohanan came later to see her, she was surprised how strange his behavior was.Thus they both knew of Pandera’s crime and Miriam’s fault.

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This virgin was betrothed to Yohanan, a Torah-learned and God-fearing man of the house of David.

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