Who was Jesus - A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document
Who Was Jesus?
A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document
I felt a very positive impression of who Jesus was after finishing
the Book of Matthew. I had a new image of someone who was a down-to-
earth, caring individual. I did not find quotes of Jesus that claimed
being superior to the common man, of whom sinners could not look upon
(a view that most people had of their Gods for centuries before).
Matthew 12:49-50, Jesus announces to multitudes that they are his
mother and brothers. In that way, he puts himself at an equal level to
the people, rather than claiming to be a God above them. This reflects
the whole attitude of the book.
Chapters 6-7 of Matthew quote Jesus as he is presenting
rules to live by to the multitudes. To me, all of these sounded like
hints to leading a happy life for yourself. Jesus reflects a God that
does not expect virgins or animals to be sacrificed in His name; but, a
God that is pleased by followers that love not only God, but each other
also. These seem like simple, logical rules to live by. But, they
reflected a time in history where that kind of love for one another was
hard to find because of the hardships inflicted upon the people.
I find some conflict in Jesus' actions, however. Jesus never (as
far as I know) says to ignore to commandments of God in the Hebrew
Scriptures; however, constantly breaks the Sabbath (Matt 12:13 and
others), and gives VERY flimsy and unconvincing explanations for it. I
am not sure what his message was in those actions. Perhaps he didn't
In general, Matthew was a good, entertaining story to read, with a
very dramatic ending,
... book of Matthew provided a summary of his observations of Jesus. Matthew believed that Jesus was the Messiah; however the book offered strong and weak arguments. The book also neglected information about Jesus life. As the first book in the New ...
... synoptic (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) and one Johannite gospel (referring to the book of John ... actual life of Jesus. When Jesus lived on the earth as a human (circa ... evangelists, who, utilizing both oral tradition and the isolated written documents, must put together a story that is as accurate and ...
... strangest book of the New Testament. It is written in such a difficult and complex style that many otherwise devoted readers of the ... faith of Jesus a rare reference to the "historical" Jesus! (The Apocalypse of John ...
... does Matthew support his arguments? Provide examples. The portrayal of God in the Book of Mathew is different. The Lord is more compassionate towards humankind and cares more about humans. The ...
... chapter starts the same way as 2Ch.XXXIV. xxii.8: This book of the law that Hilkiah just happened to stumble across while in the house of the Lord could be part of Deuteronomy. If this dates to the 6th century ...
... the chapter, proved a beginning of strife, and led on to the most complicated proceedings of which we read in the fourth century. While ... ancestor of those heresies which relegated Christ beyond the Divine sphere, whatever epithets of deity they allowed Him. The man Jesus, said ...
... We still use Roman letters like numbers in clocks, in book chapters, in the numeration of centuries, etc. A person who's name is, for example, Vildemar ... sisters (humans overall), like Jesus said in Mat. 25, 31-46. The number 1000, like all the numbers in the Book of Revelation ...
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