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  • Jesus Message
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    The Gospels are narratives about the life and time of Jesus. They describe not only Jesus' life but also what was taking place at that time. This helps to give us a better perception of why some things happened the way they did and what it was possibly like for Jesus. We are able to better understand some of the social and political aspects of life during Jesus' time period, which can help us to overall understand the meaning behind the Gospels better. (Bible Dictionary) The story of Jesus' life...
  • Line With Many Old Testament Prophets Jesus
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    Matthews Christology is one that emphasises to a Jewish audience the Jewishness of Jesus. It will be the purpose of this paper to argue that the raison detr e of Matthews Christology is to portray Jesus as entirely compatible if not with the Judaism of his day then with ancient Judaic tradition, namely the Old Testament. Whilst there are numerous titles given to Jesus that are exclusive / predominant within the Matthean account, such as that of Son of God, it is the writers assertion that these ...
  • Author Of Mark Change Matthew's Confident Peter
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    What Happened at the Transfiguration? The Transfiguration, depicted with minor variations in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, is an event in which Jesus' true glory is revealed to the privileged disciples (Peter, James, and John) who were there to witness the event. Our author, Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, O.P., gives us a literary critical perspective on what he believes really happened atop Mt. Tabor in Lower Galilee. As the story in The Synoptic Gospels goes, Jesus ascends to the top of a mountain with Pe...
  • Gospels Matthew And Mark
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    Response to Matthew The book of Matthew is written to the Jews. We see this because of the many quotes from the Old Testament. The Jews knew the Old Testament better than anyone of that time, and they should have been looking for the messiah that was promised. The main point that Matthew was trying to make by his book it that, Jesus was the messiah promised to us in the Old Testament. That is why he used so many quotes because he wanted to show the Jews that Jesus was the promised messiah. One m...
  • Historical Aspect Of Jesus Death And Resurrection
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    Death and Resurrection of Jesus in Matthew The death resurrection of Jesus Christ as told in the gospel of Matthew has implications far more than just a simple religious experience. Throughout the last three chapters of the gospel, several deep meanings are discovered which only enhance the interpretation of the entire writing. These insights and beliefs represent the historical aspect, which looks strictly at the facts, the literary aspect, which views the work as a piece of literature and the ...
  • Confidence In Matthew's Knowledge Of Jesus
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    Who is Jesus? Who is this man Jesus? Where was he from? What did he do for others and us? A great source of reference to answer this question would be someone who had direct contact with him in everyday life. Someone who saw the daily wonders he created would be the best source for information. Matthew, the apostle, is believed to have written the gospel of Matthew. He was able to experience firsthand all of the amazing miracles that Jesus performed. God inspired his words, and his gospel relate...
  • Beginning Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ
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    Gospel Gospel is defined as the good news. In the New Testament times, gospel did not attribute to a book or manuscript, but to a proclamation or message. It was normally referred to as a proclamation of the good news. The good news usually consisted of a victory in battle or other news for the Romans. It also had an effect on the Hebrews by proclaiming the good news to them, especially of Israel's victory over God's victory. More broadly, it can proclaim all of God's glorious acts over Israel. ...
  • Miracles Of Jesus Christ
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    The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John comprise the core of Christian belief and tradition; in telling the story of the life and works of Jesus of Nazareth, each serves to direct and instruct the lives of His followers while also firmly establishing the divinity and nature of Jesus as the Messiah. The Gospel of John stands out from the other three, deemed the Synoptic Gospels because of the way they are organized section by section, rather than as synthesizing an overall theme as in John, ...
  • Matthew Mark Luke 13 Jesus
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    Conceptual Framework The term synoptic is applied to those gospels which appear to have been created from the same traditional sources: Mark, Matthew and Luke. The interconnection of the 'Synoptics' is not, however, simply one of close resemblance, it is also one of striking difference. When compared attentively, the three records appear distinct as well as similar in incidents, plan, and language. The harmony and the variety, the resemblance's and the differences in their portrayal of Jesus, mu...
  • Words Of Jesus As Mark's Community
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    This research assignment aims to analyse and interpret an influential part of the New Testament - Mark's Gospel. An analysis of Mark and his community will be discussed as well as interpreting Jesus' teachings and his significant theme of Discipleship as it was then and in present society. A Gospel in general, is a textual document written in narrative form of the good news and teachings proclaimed by Jesus to announce the power of God. Mark's Gospel is one of four others (Matthew, Luke and John...
  • Jesus If The Gospel
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    Gospel, A Matter of Definition Reasonable God-talk presupposes that we agree on the meanings of the terms we use. A foundational term for Christian theology is gospel. This term, however, has had multiple referents. This paper explores referents for gospel and their implications. Theological authors are often inconsistent in their definition of gospel. Donovan uses at least four different referents for this term. He most clearly defines gospel in historical terms: The gospel is, after all, not a...
  • Gospel Of Thomas
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    The Gospel of Thomas is a collection of sayings attributed to Jesus of Nazareth. Unless it is merely a collection of materials that mainly were drawn out of the Biblical gospels, as seems unlikely for most if not all of Thomas's ayings, then Thomas is the most important historical source for knowledge of Jesus of Nazareth that exists outside of the Bible. It is the most significant manuscript ever found for the history of earliest Christianity. When the gospel was written is question many schola...
  • Source Of John's Gospel
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    The new testament contains four (4) accounts of the story of Jesus' life, death and resurrection as presented by Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, The 3 accounts are similar, while Johns bible presents Jesus in a unique way. These differences exist because Matthew and Luke got their information from Mark and John got his information from another source, maybe John did not have access to the other gospels or he chose not to use them. No one really knows the source of John's gospel and we don't know for ...
  • Word Of God From John's Gospel
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    The New Testament I. The Primary Source of the Knowledge of Jesusa. Proclaims the Incarnation -- the Word made Flesh -- Jesus becomes Man. Fulfillment of the Promise of the Old Testament II. Collection of books (proclaiming the fulfillment of God's promises through His Son, Jesus) a. Gospels. Written by the evangelists - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John ii. 125 = Gospels are the heart of all the Scriptures as they are the primary source of life and teaching of Jesus. Main sources of information about t...
  • Gospel Of Mark And Paul's Letters
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    The Apocalyptic worldview as told through the writers of the Bible, is illustrated, as possessing great revelations of God's mystery through the media of angels. It is a time where cosmic transformations will occur as well as the judgment of all souls. In general synopses, the apocalypses are of a two-type form: the historical apocalypse and the apocalypse of Abraham. The first is illustrated in the book of Revelations as well as Daniel. This type of apocalypse deals with a large historical mann...
  • Jesus Of Luke's Gospel
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    A Revolutionary Radical: Jesus in the Gospels Lib enter hominem id quod volun t credant. - CAESAR Jesus might have existed as a mortal, but it is unlikely that he existed as the Holy Son of God. Since most of the writings about him were written decades after his death it is more likely that his legend was used as political propaganda. This leaves us today with many difficult if not impossible to answer questions. If Jesus died because he was a radical revolutionary and not because he was the Son...
  • Written As Some Of Luke's Passages
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    The crucifixion periscope is one of the most read and studied stories of the gospels, second only to the story of the resurrection. Luke's presentation of the darkest day in Christianity is appropriately not as poetic and literary elegant as some of his other writings, yet dramatic. He stresses some common Luk an themes of forgiveness, prayer and universalism. The setting is a place they call The Skull, outside of Jerusalem. It was a place of death. Many criminals had been crucified at Golgotha ...
  • Jesus Christ As Son Of God
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    The Canonical gospels in Asian Faces of Jesus This paper examines the usage of the canonical gospels in four segments of Asian Faces of Jesus, edited by R.S. Sugirtharajah: Christ and Buddha, by Sei ichi Yagi; Confessing Christ in the Islamic Context by Alexander J. Malik; The Crucified Christ Challenges Human Power by Kos uke Koyama; and the interpretative sections by Sugirtharajah. The following questions form the framework for this inquiry: 1. How does the author see Jesus 2. How does the aut...
  • Gospel Of Jesus
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    Should one fully read the opening four Gospels of the New Testament, he or she can find many similar patterns of literature and themes affording much attention to detail and study. This is what someone such as Merriam Webster would define as the Synoptic Gospels. So, what are and how can we explain the differences and similarities among synoptic authors Matthew, Mark, Luke, and the gospel, John Which Book was written first To what extent did the Evangelists depend on oral tradition, written sour...
  • Gospel And Merchant Of Venice
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    Title: Religious allusions in Merchant of Venice and the gospel (Mark) Date completed: 2/5/2003 There were indeed many religious allusions in the Merchant of Venice "C anti-Semitism being one of the main themes portrayed through various allusions in relation to one of the four gospels, Mark. In Merchant of Venice, Jews are portrayed to be the! (R) evil! or! (R) bad! characters "C the only Jews in the play were Shylock, his daughter Jessica and Tubal; Jessica later converted to Christianity after...

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