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    The Jesus movement was spreading like wildfire throughout the Roman Empire in early years of the Common Era. Before the Jesus movement, women were being suppressed and had to submit to man 's authority. Women had no right to hold a higher position in life or in the church. Women had very little choices of what they really wanted to become in their later years. They were either to be a housewife or labeled as being whores. The Jesus movement was an important time for women to spring up and do more with their lives. Jesus would not favor men over women. He would teach any person if they wanted to learn. One women that took full advantage of the Jesus movement to place herself equal among men, during the Jesus movement, was a woman that went by…

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    History Vs Human Jesus

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    many questions that arise when discussing Jesus, more importantly, the historical Jesus VS the human Jesus. Some of the many questions that can be asked are, “What does history tell us about the human Jesus?” and “How do we understand Jesus’s humanity?”. By looking deep into these “simple” questions, one can discover many different answers to what become rather complex and un-simple questions. The Jesus of history leads to what can be said about the human Jesus. Meeting Jesus AGAIN for the…

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    Jesus Christ was Crucified and Resurrected Sometime between the years of 30 and 33, Jesus Christ was crucified and then three days later, he resurrected from the dead. Jesus Christ was the only begotten Son of God and the Messiah, sent down from Heaven to pay the price for the world’s sins. Jesus’s death and resurrection made it possible for man to be forgiven and saved for their sins in the name of the Lord. The resurrection changed history by letting all followers of the Lord and Jesus Christ…

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    In Biblical history the approximately 400 years that separate the time of the ministry of Malachi to the appearance of Jesus Christ is known as the Intertesamental period. Roughly from 433 B.C. – 5 B.C; some refer to this period as the silent years; however this time was anything but silent. Israel during this time ceased to be an independent nation and was downgraded to a minor territory while other great empires flourished. Then in 332 B.C. when Alexander the Great took over the Holy Land, the…

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    Thousands of years ago, even before the birth of Jesus, the Ten Commandments were handed to Moses on a set of stone tablets. Engraved upon the stones was a set of rules meant to create peace and holiness amongst the people led away from their lives of bondage. Since then, various religious groups and individuals have experienced times of belief and disbelief in the laws originally set before them. In 1948, according to “Historical Religious Demographics of the United States” on the…

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    Hendricks, Obery. The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus ' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted. New York: Doubleday, 2006. Print. The book brings information about the political views of Jesus, if these political views shaped the revolutionary teaching of Jesus, and how so. Hendricks determines whether or not the teachings of Jesus were conservative and liberal in nature, and he puts them up against the political values of American society. He also…

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    Who Was Jesus? Throughout history, the idea of Jesus; who he was; what his purpose was, and even his existence has been questioned. But through many readings and accounts from his followers, it can be seen that those who did follow him, and did believe him and believe in him, saw him as many things. His followers saw him as a teacher, a healer and, most importantly, as Messiah, or Christ, who would be the Saviour of the world. To his followers, Jesus was Messiah (Christ), Son of God. While at…

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    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…

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    Gerd Theissen, a German Protestant theologian and New Testament Scholar is also a Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is the author in the narrative theology, The Shadow of the Galilean: the Quest for the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form. This book follows a fictional account from the character Andreas, who is on a quest to find Jesus and who He is. Although Andreas is fictional he is accurately historic and the narrative takes second so that the historical…

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    The Gospels are an intertwining of history because they trace the life of Jesus, his miracles, ventures and ultimately his death and resurrection as well occurrences in Israel across numerous historical accounts (Strauss, 2011, p. 1035). “The Gospels begins with accounts of “the life of the historical Jesus” (Strauss, 2011, p. 1035). It is important to remember “the Gospels are historical in that they are set in a specific historical context” (Strauss, 2011, p. 1022). History displays that “it…

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