The Shadow Of The Galilean Essay

1103 Words Oct 7th, 2014 5 Pages
Theissen, Gerd. The Shadow of the Galilean: The Quest of the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2007. Print Gerd Theissen is a Professor of New testament at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He has written a good amount of books, The Bible and Contemporary Culture, The Fortress Introduction to the New testament and The Religion of the Earliest Churches. The book, The Shadow of the Galilean is known for its historical fiction about Jesus and Andreas.

In the beginning of The Shadow of the Galilean Andreas, He was a merchant who sold fruit and grain(4) was imprisoned by the Romans because he attended a demonstration against Pilate, but he said he got caught up in the demonstration. Being imprisoned he was forced to choose two options, the first option was to be prosecuted for being suspected ties to rebels meaning Bannus and Barabbas. The second option for Andreas was for him to gather information about Jewish movements that might be a threat to Romans in the land. He chose to gather information,even though it was blackmail and spying, and he begins his journey to gather information with Timon and Malchus, but first they had to release Timon and had to find Malchus. In chapter 4, Andreas meets Metilius, the man who first interrogated him, Andreas finds out what information he is going to be needing to find out. They want strange information about some people(29). They are called Essenes and live in the wilderness and want to know why they…

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