Essays Tagged: "Pharisees"

Was Jesus a Political Revolutionary?

t he was the Messiah, people would think he was crazy and/or full of shit. You can imagine what the Pharisees and the Sanhedrin (elders of the Jewish religion) thought of him in their time. They tried ... ricky questions. Jesus was a smart man and always came up with the correct answer. 'The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, they ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Read the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) & comment on what it tells you about Christianity.

e to enter the Kingdom of heaven only if you are more faithful than the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees in doing what God requires."(Matthew 5. 20)Much of Matthew 5 seems to be about the golden ...

(2 pages) 74 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The sadducees and the pharisees.

In this essay I will compare two of the religious groups in Judaism, the Sadducees and the Pharisees. In this I will discuss their position in society, religious beliefs, traditions and pract ... e the priestly, aristocratic party in Judaism whose interests centred in the Temple.In contrast the Pharisees were a Jewish religious party whose membership was largely lay. Sources on the Pharisees i ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Disagreements amongst jewish groups in the middle of the first century b.c.e.

the Temple, Torah and the Messiah. These arguments caused groups to form, which were the Sadducees, Pharisees, Essenes and Christians. Each group took different stances on these important matters of t ... nd were upset with the way the officials were running things and wanted change. Then there were the Pharisees, who were religious leaders that believed in Temple sacrifice but did not regard it as nea ...

(2 pages) 36 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Power of Prayer.

like he prayed. They had seen people pray before, but it had never affected them. They had seen the Pharisees stand on the street corners and pray long prayers to be heard of men. But this prayer was ... ch is in secret; and thy father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." Jesus condemns the Pharisees, who would stand on the street corners and pray long prayers to be heard of men. In contra ...

(12 pages) 106 0 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Critical Review of "The Passion of the Christ"

He is then betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot. Judas discloses Jesus' location to the Pharisees, who have Him captured and then confront Him with charges of blasphemy. The leaders of the ...

(2 pages) 119 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Using the evidence of the St. Luke Gospel, what made Jesus an effective communicator? How was he able to attract and impress large crowds?

s is the kingdom of God" (Luke 6:20). He showed concern for all sinners, much to the disgust of the Pharisees and teachers of the law - "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them" (Luke 15:2). He s ... d them and poured perfume on them" (Luke 7:38). When Jesus forgave her for her sins, he shocked the Pharisees with his radical, unconventional behaviour - socialising with undesirables, sinners and pr ...

(10 pages) 74 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The example of Jesus may inspire Christians to face the persecution that even today they can experience. inlcuding biblical quotations.

t, Jesus still tried to spread the word of God and do good on earth. A prime example is that of the Pharisees trying to get Jesus to commit treason, asking whether they should pay taxes to Rome or not ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Summary of the gospel of mark ch 1 and 2

sinners, to repentance."Now the disciples began to pluck the heads of grain on the Sabbath. And the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"But he said to them, ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Sermon on The Mount.

le to enter the Kingdom of heaven only if you are more faithful than theteachers of the Law and the Pharisees in doing what God requires"(Matthew 5.20).Much of Matthew 5 seems to be about the golden r ...

(2 pages) 39 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Are miracles real?

right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks b ... he power to forgive this mans sins and let him walk again. In this scripture Jesus goes against the Pharisees and the teachers and heals a paralysed man, proving that miracles are possible and that he ...

(9 pages) 48 2 2.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Notes on Early Chistianity: A World Religion

e resurrection of the dead and of an afterlife--Torah.* Challenging the aristocratic Sadducees, the Pharisees adopted a more liberal attitude toward Mosaic Law (Torah).* Unlike the Sadducees, the Phar ... dducees, the Pharisees believed in life after death.* All later forms of Judaism developed from the Pharisees.* Besides the afterlife, another widely recognized idea in the first century B.C. was the ...

(5 pages) 95 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Gospel Of Mark

n be easily related. Mark depicts Jesus as a man who triumphs through conflict. Throughout Mark the Pharisees constantly test Jesus with questions to try to stump him and dishonor him, but he always a ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Book Of Mark

o tell anyone, but the more he ordered them not to the more they proclaimed him. (7: 31-37) 39. The Pharisees began to argue with Jesus and demanded from him a sign from heaven to test him. Jesus said ... "do not prevent him" He believes whoever is not against them is for them. (9: 38-41) 46. The Pharisees asks if it is lawful for a husband to divorce his wife (they were testing him) Jesus repli ...

(8 pages) 19 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Sadducees

name from Zadok, a priest during the reign of king David or Solomon. The Sadducees, who opposed the Pharisees and their views, were mainly a political group and not a religious one. Standing firm for ...

(1 pages) 641 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Passion of the Christ

f John, where "Judas, procuring a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there." (Oxford University Press, p. 1313) All that is recorded in the Gospels is th ...

(6 pages) 35 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

My Inaugural Address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead

at all prophets must get stoned. Your scurrilous, underhanded attacks prove what you really are – Pharisees who observe the letter of the Law, but not the Spirit. You are shortly going to be reward ...

(95 pages) 90 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Book of the Grotesque

truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts" (Anderson 153). This quote reminds me of the Pharisees in the bible when they took the truth of God and formulated it to gain benefits and favor ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Lord's Prayer Bible Study

cy of prayers and fasts were insured by almsgiving (Barker and Kohlenberger, 30). Additionally, the Pharisees loved to stand and pray in a showy fashion for everyone to observe (Matt. 6:5). Referring ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

John the Baptist

worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire" (NIV, Matt 3:11). And when the Pharisees, a group of religious zealots who paid more attention to how things looked than the salvat ... rstood why Jesus needed to be baptized. I had a lot of questions about the two religious sects, the Pharisees and Sadducees and what their intentions were when they approached John the Baptist. I also ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity