The quest for the Historical Jesus and the Jesus of faith

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The quest for the Historical Jesus and the Jesus of faith. November 2, 2010. Learning objectives. Recognize and describe the main characteristics of the biblical genre of Gospel - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The quest for the Historical Jesus and the Jesus of faith

The quest for the Historical Jesus and the Jesus of faithNovember 2, 2010Learning objectivesRecognize and describe the main characteristics of the biblical genre of GospelIdentify the main theological themes of each of the Gospels by comparing and contrasting the distinctive form and style that each Gospel writer uses to tell the story of Jesus Christ (E.G. The Sermon on the Mount/Plain and the Passion Narratives)Explain the search for the historical Jesus and contrast it with the search for the Jesus of faith

Sea of Galilee from Mount of the Beatitudes

Plain of Gennesaret

Under the cliffs of Arbel. About five miles long and two miles wide, this stretch of land alongside the Sea of Galilee's northwest shore was renowned for its fertility. Josephus wrote that it was "wonderful in its characteristics and in its beauty. Thanks to the rich soil there is not a plant that does not flourish there, and the inhabitants grow everything: the air is so temperate that it suits the most diverse species."5

Sea of Galilee

The peaceful calm of the Sea of Galilee can quickly become transformed by a violent storm. Winds funnel through the east-west aligned Galilee hill country and stir up the waters quickly. More violent are the winds that come off the hills of the Golan Heights to the east. Trapped in the basin, the winds can be deadly to fishermen. A storm in March 1992 sent waves 10 feet high crashing into downtown Tiberias and causing7Nazareth

Situated inside a bowl atop the Nazareth ridge north of the Jezreel valley, Nazareth was a relatively isolated village in the time of Jesus with a population less than two hundred.Today Nazareth is home to more than 60,000 Israeli Arabs, and Upper Nazareth is home to thousands more Jewish residents.

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