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    Over the centuries, there have been many conflicts, in both the historical and theological fields because there is little documented historical information regarding the life and times of Jesus. Many have attempted using the tools of emerging biblical criticism, modern historiography, plus their considerable knowledge of ancient Judaism, in order to paint a portrait of a Jesus by detaching Him from Christian faith; refusing to study Jesus as a divine figure, but as a Jewish man, who was born as a Jew

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    Jesus Christ, the figure who changed history more than any other, did many miracles to show others that he was God's son. God gave Jesus power over nature, power over disease, and even power over death. As a young Christian, my knowledge was a little understudied, to say the least. Now, as this module comes to a close, I realize that I have learned so much! While writing this summary paper, I intend to discuss my understanding of the historical Jesus, Jesus as the Messiah, and Jesus as the Personal

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    The Quest for the Historical Jesus Jesus Christ is a figure of religion and mythology. Miraculous deeds, divine attributes, and arcane sayings are attributed to him, and his billions of followers across the world hold countless views about who he was, what he said, what he meant, and how exactly he was related to God. Jesus of Nazareth is a figure of history, a real man who lived and died in the first century Middle East, but whose biographical details often seem frustratingly elusive, obscured

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    DiRienzo Religion 409 The Historical Jesus: Five Views The Historical Jesus: Five Views edited by J.K Beilby and P.R Eddy is a most interesting book to say the least. This is a great book to be introduced into the world of the historical Jesus. Along with the editors we have five contributors hence the name “Five Views”. This includes Robert M. Price, J.D Crossan, Luke Timothy Johnson, D.G Dunn and Darrel L. Bock. Each contributor presents their own views of the historical Jesus presented in the gospels

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    his exaction. When Jesus rose from the grave, the impact was felt immediately and has continued to reverberate throughout the world. This is certainly why many people have attacked the resurrection and set out to disprove it and as Christians it is our job to defend this important part of history that determines the future of so many people. So in order to defend the greatest day in history one has to ask; is the resurrection of Jesus a historical event? Everyone agrees that Jesus Christ was a moral

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    evidence of Jesus of Nazareth 's existence can only be found within the writings of the New Testament. They believe that the New Testament is a biased and unreliable source for the existence of Jesus. They therefore claim that Jesus did not exist. The historical existence of Jesus is necessary to demonstrate the truth of Christianity. While Christian scholars do not discount the reliability of the New Testament as a historical document, they are also able to point to other historical documents and

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    Many people, myself included, believe that the Gospels are a reliable historical resource. The “Story of Jesus” documentary both undergirds and challenges these presuppositions. The historicity of the Gospels is a thread which underlies the entirety of the Christian faith. The reliability of the Gospels is integral to the life and ministry of Christ. If the Gospels are not historically reliable we lose the largest historical witness to Christ, therefore rendering our belief unprovable and thus

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    The Birth of Jesus We can see the birth of Jesus in Matthew (Matt 1:18-25) (Matt 2:1-12), Luke (Luke 2:1-2) and John (John1:1-18). Both Matthew and Luke tell us that Jesus’ birth place was in Bethlehem in Judea in the time of King Herod of Judea and Emperor Augustine of the Roman Empire. The gospels tell us that Jesus was born in a stable under an inn (Luke 2:7). This is unlikely because Bethlehem was the birthplace of David, who was Joseph’s ancestor. This means that there may have been a

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    A life and teachings of Jesus is the core of the New Testament. However, there is a historical paradox about the birth of Jesus. To begin with, it is said that Joseph and Maria, before giving a birth to the Jesus, returned to Bethlehem for the population investigation. However, there is no such record of census in history, and even if there was, there was no need for Joseph to return to his hometown because ancient population investigation required only basic information of the people. Also, in the

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    HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT JESUS Collating all the sources from early non-Christian sources, we can come up with the following facts about Jesus Christ which perfectly agree with the data of the New Testament: o Jesus was from Nazareth. o Jesus lived a wise and virtuous life. o Jesus was crucified in Judea under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius Caesar at Passover time, being considered the Jewish king. o Jesus was believed by his disciples to have died and risen from the dead three days later

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