By Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ.; Harrington, Daniel J
Jesus of Nazareth is arguably the main recognized and influential man or woman who has ever lived in the world. within the Historical Dictionary of Jesus, writer Daniel J. Harrington delves into the traditional literary assets approximately Jesus, glossy equipment of drawing close those resources, the key occasions in Jesus' existence, folks and areas linked to him, the shape and content material of his teachings, what might be acknowledged approximately his loss of life and the declare that he used to be raised from the useless, and the contributions of significant sleek students to the search of the historic Jesus.
The ebook comprises 3 components: an advent to the most important subject matters referring to Jesus as a historic determine; a cross-referenced dictionary containing four hundred entries on a number themes, together with issues Jesus did and acknowledged, historic resources of historic information, and glossy scholarship and interpretation; and a bibliography directory probably the most very important books concerning Jesus and the area during which he lived. This concise and target reference paintings offers a transparent and actual creation to the research of Jesus as a old determine
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Indd 15 6/3/10 4:07 PM 16 • ABRAHAM of the temple in Jerusalem in 167 BCE under the Syrian king Antiochus IV Epiphanes in transforming it into what seemed like a pagan shrine. In the Gospels it is used to refer to some horrendous future (or recent) event that would cause flight and confusion. The parenthetical comment (“Let the reader understand”) suggests an analogy with the events of the second century BCE without specifying to what it referred for the first readers of the Gospels. ABRAHAM. In Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus (1:1–17), which emphasizes Jesus’ roots in Jewish history, Abraham appears first and serves as one of the three benchmarks (along with David and the exile) in the three series of 14 generations.
While this statement may merely have sought to confirm that Jesus was really dead, it has attracted many different symbolic and theological interpretations. ” In this context, the blood expresses Jesus’ physical death, and the water symbolizes the giving of the Holy Spirit (see John 19:30; 1 John 5:6–8). BOANERGES. The nickname given by Jesus to James and John, the sons of Zebedee (Mark 3:17). ” BOAT. ). The kind of boat we are to imagine in these texts has been illuminated by the recovery in 1986 of an ancient boat from the Sea of Galilee and by the mosaic of a boat at Magdala-Taricheae in Galilee.
Explorations in Jerusalem give us a sense of many places mentioned in the Gospel passion narratives. The scientific reconstruction of the skeleton of a crucified man whose bones were found near Jerusalem may clarify how Jesus met his death. And the burial caves surrounding Jerusalem and the ossuaries within them can help us visualize the tomb in which Jesus was buried. ARREST OF JESUS. In the Synoptic Gospels, the arrest of Jesus takes place in Gethsemane where Jesus went to pray and school himself to accept the fate that awaited him (Matt 26:36–46; Mark 14:43–52; Luke 22:47–53).