Jesus was NOT Palestinian. The name Palestine was given to the land of Israel by the Romans. Jesus was not Roman. He was not a Philistine from Philistia either. He was Jewish, with Jewish parents, from the Tribe of Judah, an Israelite, a Hebrew. His skin color was olive, not black African or white British or red Chinese. He was Mediterranean, Middle Eastern.
In John chapter 10, it is winter and the Feast of Dedication or Hanukkah has arrived. Yeshua is walking around in Solomon’s Porch, the covered area on the far eastern side of the Temple. It connected with the Court of the Gentiles where God-fears could come to the Temple and worship the God of Isra’el. It was in this area of the Temple that Yeshua’s Jewish brothers and sisters surrounded him and demanded that he reveal his identity.
Shalom aleikhem means ‘shalom upon you.’ The response is to return the ‘shalom’ by saying Aleikhem shalom or ‘upon you shalom.’ This is what Yeshua told his disciples as he sent them out to the ‘lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ Shalom aleikhem was the greeting he spoke when he appeared to his disciples after his resurrection.
met in Hebrew means ‘truth, right, faithful.’ The word ‘truth’ is found 77 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. The ‘truth’ as written in the Torah sanctifies (John 17:17). The ‘truth’ is a teaching guide for life. Speaking ‘truth’ will bring persecution. The teachings of Yeshua are ‘truth’ because he is the ‘truth’ (John 14:6). Obeying the ‘truth’ sets God’s people apart from the rest of the world. True worship requires ‘truth’ (John 4:24).