François Blanchetière is a French New Testament scholar. He is known for his view on continuity between Second Temple period Judaism and Jewish Christianity and considers that Jesus cannot be considered as a "founder" of a religion. Blanchetière considers that "Nazarene" religion was a religious movement of Semitic character within Judaism. His position is often linked to that of Simon Claude Mimouni.
- Dan Jaffé Studies in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity 2010 "... did not advocate the abandonment of Jewish precepts, he concludes that Jesus cannot be considered as a “founder”. ... Blanchetière does concede, though, that the Nazarene stream refers to a religious movement of Semitic character within