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    Caesarea Philippi

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    Approaching Caesarea Philippi one finds the area swarming with pagan temples that became legendary for idolatry, where the cult of Pan/Satan thrives in a territory overflowing with pagan factions and exists like the ‘red-light’ district of the adjacent area. In general, the Jewish people kept away from the area due to its reputation. Subsequently, it is quite fascinating why approximately one week before Jesus Christ final journey to Jerusalem to undergo His crucifixion, Jesus takes His disciples to this pagan locality that would have taken 2 days walking (32 + miles). Due to the fact that this area exists as prominently pagan; conceivably, Jesus reasoning for traveling to such an adverse region weights heavily on His mind. Pursuing this further, there are countless heroic episodes in the earthly life of Jesus; however, this particular story identifies Him traveling to this known area of Pan’s locality. As referenced by Eusebius at the beginning of this chapter, along with other demon/devils, Pan became a target that Jesus appears to directly go after. Although, Pan’s name never occurs in the New Testament, Caesarea Philippi does occur, and with the background of Pan in this vicinity, confers the strong possibility of Jesus’ intention. It looks by all appearances; Jesus’ is on a quest to confront…

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    The purpose of this section of the book of Philippians was to serve as a model to the church at Philippi with absolute humility. All of God’s creations are called to become servants like Christ. This is done through having the mindset of Christ. The intent of Christ’s humility was in hopes to decrease strife amongst his believers and look to each other instead, as seen in Philippians 2:1-4. The design of verses 5-11 follows in terms of Christ’s activity and God’s activity. The Father’s activity…

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    Introduction Paul, Philippi, and the passage in Philippians chapter 3 all include unique aspects. Paul Born in the city of Tarsus, had the privilege of being born a roman citizen as well as being from a devoutly Jewish family. Paul a zealous Jew, obtained permission from the chief priest to persecute early Christians. On his way to Damascus he was blinded by God and converted to faith in Jesus Christ; because of this, he became a leader in the early church. The city of Philippi is a Roman city…

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    troops and power, and they are heading towards Philippi. The readers learn Octavius, Marc Antony, and Lepidius, have put to death a hundred senators. That means Metellus Cimber, Casca, Cicero, Cinna the Poet, Decius Brutus, Tribonus, etc. are dead. Brutus suggests to confront Marc Antony’s and Octavius’s army head on at Philippi. Cassius decides against the idea, because he thinks it’s better for the enemy to seek them. If Antony’s and Octavius’s army seek them, their officers would…

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    and Antony have decreed that at least one hundred senators must be put to death in Rome. After hearing this, both Brutus and Cassius head out to Philippi and Brutus says that he’s heard the names of just seventy senators, with Cicero being one of them. To the surprise of Cassius, Brutus isn’t that upset with his wife being deceased and says that she only had to die once and he could bear her death. They talk then turns to beating their enemies at Philippi. Cassius thinks that it’s better for…

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    He fought like he was Rome’s only hope. While Brutus was not scared of death, he showed that even a leader of an army like him must know when to accept defeat. At the Battle of Philippi, Brutus acted honorably, he fought bravely and died with dignity, saying that Caesar can now rest knowing the fact that his murderer is dead and that if he did not have to kill Caesar for the good of the nation, he would not have had to: “Farewell, good Strato. Caesar, now be still: I kill’d not thee with half so…

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    intelligence enough so that they should be unable to discern reason from bribery. Such poor decision and preparation making on the behalf of Brutus would ultimately lead to his demise. The overall effect of Brutus’s speech results in him being ousted from Rome and set at odds with his mortal enemy, Antony. Even before the battle begins, Brutus makes a series of missteps by ignoring the decision by Cassius to not invade Philippi and after that ignoring the omens of imminent loss implied within…

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    Brutus is probably going to end up dying. Cassius may even try to kill him just because they are not getting along. Cassius and Brutus are trying to team up but they can’t get along and stop arguing. Or maybe Brutus is going to end up hurting himself because he has nobody, really. His wife is dead so he may feel like he has nobody to talk to and someone who loves him anymore. His only real partner is gone forever and he will never see her again. He might end up in the next scene committing…

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    Readers can also infer that there will be some type of battle or fight between Brutus, Cassius, Octavius, and Antony. The fates of Brutus and Cassius will just depend on whether they win the battle or not. Brutus may either become the leader of Rome or Antony may. Brutus and Cassius may be murdered or they may kill Octavius and Antony like they killed Caesar. Ultimately it all depends on what happens at Philippi. Readers still do not know what the ghost of Caesar has to really do with anything.…

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    Brutus: A Tragic Hero

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    because they do not know how Caesar would act if he would become king because he never because king. They just act out of pure impulsive and do not think through their actions and this is the part that troubles Brutus no taking a step back and instead just going for it. A second tragic recognition Brutus has is he realizes that his great friendship with Cassius is gone. Brutus realizes this because when Cassius comes into his tent they start to fight about stuff because Cassius is taking…

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