(First, I hope I have placed this topic in the right forum. Please feel free to move, if not.)
How do we answer thefollowing argument from many Jews: “Christians distort the Jewish scriptures.”
Now, I know that this is a very broad question (and probably the shortest one I’ve posted here to date), but, please, feel free to attack this from any angle you would like.
I am particularly interested in your responses as they related to so-called messianic prophesies in both the Major/Minor Prophets as well as the Psalms.
One instance (but certainly not the only one) you might consider is the notion that, in Hebrew, the word for “virgin” can apparently simply mean “young woman” and that the passage that contains this apparent prophesy of Jesus’ birth through Mary is actually referring to a particular battle at a particular time and to nothing in the far-out future such as Jesus’ birth would have been at the time.
Now, mind you, I don’t wish necessarily only to focus on this particular passage (though it may come up in discussion on this thread). I wish to focus more, though, on the question as it applies to a variety of passages (you choose) which Jews have claimed that Christians distort.
I am also more interested in any direction you all might have to more detailed books/commentaries addressing this issue either online or of-.
(Indeed, some Jews might be more charitable and believe that we simply “misinterpret” these scriptures, but, either way, my questions above still stand.)