Essay on The Death And Resurrection Of Jesus Christ

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The Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Jesus is betrayed by a one of his disciples named Judas Iscariot. Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss alerting the legion of soldiers who Jesus was. The eleven disciples of Jesus are angry and confused, but Jesus goes to the cross freely. Before that happens, Peter denies Jesus just as Jesus foretold. Jesus is mocked and beaten and is questioned many times before they nailed him to the cross. Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead, just as he foretold that he would prove that he is the Lord our God and savior. Just as he was rousing them from their sleep, ‘a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him’ (22:47). Judas at the front of the crowd marches straight for Jesus and makes as if to kiss him. This was a common form of greeting in the ancient world, but it is obvious from the text that Judas had arranged with his accomplices that the one he kissed would be the one he was marked for arrest and betrayal. As he makes his move, Jesus stops him and says to him, ‘Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?’ Of all the ways to betray someone, Judas used a kiss, the symbol of friendship or love.
‘When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords?” And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear’ (22:49-50). Luke does not identify who it was that cut off the ear, but…

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