Who was the historical Jesus?
It is not easy to explain about the historical Jesus existed or not, the person he was, what purpose / objective, he had if he existed. By The Histrical Jesus, written by Gerd Theissen and Merz, I will explain whether the historical Jesus existed or not. What is the agenda he had, who believed himself to be, and finally why he died.
To find out whether Jesus existed or not, may be compared to various historical sources. We have of course the four Gospels and Paul’s letters that are older than the synoptic Gospels, but is the true (ie we can know what is the historical Jesus’ words or words added by the tradition of the Christians).
What’s in these sources, compared with the non-biblical and other historical sources about Jesus.
Besides the above sources, there is a second source, New Testament apocrypha, the Apostolic Fathers, rabbinic texts, but biblical. The most interesting source in the apocryphal Gospel of Thomas are the sources, it contains only the words of Jesus. Some of the 114 words of Jesus have identical form with the canonical Gospels. Why this source is so interesting, is that some researchers have argued that in addition to the synoptic gospels, it has also been a so-called Q-source, which would contain the words of Jesus. When we found the Gospel of Thomas as they felt that supported the Q-source was, that it really existed since the Gospel of Thomas, had just the words of Jesus. This hypothetical Q-source would be Matt. and Luke. have used.
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 ...
Saint Mark’s Gospel is considered by many to be the first / oldest gospel as both Matthew and Luke have downloaded some stuff from. Criticism of the Gospel of Thomas is the dependent or independent of the Gospels, so it is hardly a proof that Jesus existed.
Of the non-biblical sources: Pliny the Younger, Tacitus, Suetonius and Josephus, that is the most interesting Jewish Antiquities Josephus (90 AD. Tendentious source).
Josephus writes about “a wise man named Jesus who was crucified by Pilate,” that Jesus was also a teacher and renowned for his great deeds, and that he had a brother named James. What is true of Josephus text has been contentious, but it is likely that I have mentioned above is true.
The rabbinic texts mention the transformation of Jesus ie. they can tell another person and they are vague about Jesus as the name can be inserted later in the Talmud.
These sources form a vague picture of Jesus and branches in the second degree as they are opponents and those who are neutral electricity. sympathetic. Compared with the canonical Gospels, which has a biography of Jesus, we can still determine that there was a man named Jesus around at that time that the gospels speak of. This Jesus was probably crucified by Pilate.
Jesus origin, died and his Jewish roots
Jesus was probably born in Nazareth, which is in Galilee and not in Bethlehem as the Gospels describe, his father was a carpenter and named Joseph, who Joseph was married to Mary. He was born shortly before the end of King Herod, the first death (4 BC).
Probably because Jesus was born around 6-4 K. f r this because King Herod died in 4 f K r and according to the Gospels, it was during Herod’s reign, in which Jesus was born. There is a parallel reference in Luke’s telling you that it was during the reign of Quirinius, this is a problem and would cause a gap of ten years since he was governor after year 6 BC. This problem can be solved with that Luke has brought together two sources aware of errors, el. that there was a Roman census in Judea during Herod the I that Quirinius was part in. As regards the virgin birth so it is doubtful Luke. and Matt. tell us about it, but Mark omits it entirely. John and Paul believe in a preexistensiell Jesus.
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Jesus had a basic knowledge of the jew tradition and the Jewish scriptures, he was called on for t Rabbi during his call. This service began when he was around 30 years (about AD 29) and ended at his death by crucifixion (… between 26 AD-36 AD.).
His service was around 3 years and the Center for this service was deleted from Galilee to Capernaum he called the first disciples.
In Jesus’ service figure two religious party that is important to raise the Pharisees and Sadducees these two party formed Sanhedrin religious aristocracy and its defenders jew faith. It is important to understand the difference in the party because Jesus goes against their traditions.
Sadducees: did not believe in resurrection after death, ie. they did not believe a new world, thought only of the written law, rejected the oral tradition that their fathers had.
Pharisees: believed that the soul was immortal, but that only the good / righteous might get a new body (resurrection), the evil was everlasting punishment instead. They attach to the laws from their fathers’ traditions to the written law / Torah.
Around the lot, there were Essene and seoloter but these are not “any party but as utbrytarrörelser jew from tradition and religion.
According to Theissen / Merz so Jesus could have had more sympathy with the Pharisees than the Sadducees, because their traditions were more like Jesus’ teachings / beliefs, they believe in eternal life and they, demons, etc. Though they had different perceptions of what was pure, so both still believed that cleanliness was important to God. It is important to point out that Jesus was a Jew and nothing else, and by understanding what the upbringing, culture and system of thought that characterized this time, so we can get more understanding of why Jesus preached and what he can receive about common tradition / belief.
On what date Jesus died is not as clear as the Gospels to describe it. The four Gospels agree that he died on a Friday. The question then is what he died on Friday because it must coincide with the Jewish Passover. John wants it to before the Easter celebration begins ie. when they kill the Passover lamb. The synoptic type that is on the first Easter Day and draws a parallel to Jesus and his disciples are eating a Passover meal before he dies. The most probable is that Jesus dies the year 30 AD. and Friday coinciding with Easter, which would be John. Gospel is the most credible.
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After Jesus’s death does the Jewish Christian group as a sect / splinter of Judaism and the Temple of cases (70 AD.) As total schism between Jews, Christians and Jews hednakristna. Historically, this is interesting because Judaism and Christianity have had a relationship to each other, where Christianity was originally dependent on Judaism. The image we have of Jesus is not fair until we understand the Jewish context of Jesus lived and worked in.
Who claimed to be Jesus, the contents of his service, what was his message
Rudolf Bultmann believed that we can not know anything about Jesus’ personal lives and tea x, there are no facts about his childhood, until he start of his official service. What we know we can take away from his preaching and his life in his human vocation.
Other researchers believe that when Jesus becomes one of many historical figures and what we can find out about him, we find a sociological pattern. How did he in relation to other people. For example, How did he turned to his family, Jews and disciples of others. Jesus claimed to be the Messiah, the Son of Man or the Son of God, and he was really aware of who he was?
The answer that he is a charismatics. Which feeds new issue; What is a person with charisma?
A person with charisma involves a certain authority that is natural. This is the term charisma taken from the historical approach to religion, what it means. Jesus standing is a testament to his service that includes both that he is a teacher and a miracle service. Karisman then becomes a force that attracts other people. This force is dependent on the expectations of electricity. hope other people are around him charismatics, this effect can also provoke their surroundings. In his battle call, there are traces of this charisma, this power both attracts and creates provocative resistance because it gives sharp criticism of his opponents. But it’s not only his opponents who may be harsh criticism even his family and disciples get a taste of Jesus’ criticism. It is likely that this is part of the historical Jesus character ie. use of apoftegma. We have found similar in the pagan Hellenistic apoftegma and also in the rabbinical and the early church. Several of Jesus’ apoftegma also has a historical and geographical background. So those of Jesus speech / teachings say something about the historical Jesus. For example, in relation to his family, the relationship to John the Baptist, the relationship with his disciples, others who want to follow him, the relationship with the women in the Jewish context and finally the relationship between his opponents.
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There is another aspect of the so-called Jesus charisma he belonged to the royal dynasty of David, in this case, he was the promised Messiah?
According to the Gospels, he made it but there are some who argue against it, the historical Jesus was not born in Bethlehem and genealogy were mostly for priests and Levites, these family pictures were very accurate and important for these individuals, otherwise they would not have been able to serve in temple. That in turn creates the question of the perception people had of the Messiah idea. Bar Kochba, which was not the house of David was regarded as a messiah, in the third Jewish War (132-135 BC.) So there was a perception by some that the messiah did not have to get away from the house of David. Anyway, it might be a possibility that Jesus and his family had royal blood in itself, which in turn may have had a role in his charisma.
The Christian tradition, dovetailing the donation of the personal charisma of Jesus’ baptism. This baptism by John the baptist did show that Jesus agreed with what he preached. The baptism of John speaks of is a baptism of repentance that takes away sins, but he also speaks of one who comes after him, “one who is stronger.” The difference is that John would not baptize him until he’s the Lamb of God, Jesus baptizes himself anyway because he wants to identify with the Jewish people. Jesus was probably one of John the disciples take drugs, cleansing the temple you can see an example of this, he acknowledges John’s baptism. He asks namely, the Jewish leaders about John’s baptism was from heaven or not, as they did not want to answer. Jesus seems to take over part of John to learn, but their eschatology differ, John preach repentance, baptism and the sentence of God, Jesus preaches neither of them (see in his eschatological speech) or baptism, but about salvation and God’s kingdom. What is interesting is how did Jesus himself.
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He was the promised “strong man” as John the Baptist spoke of, would not this messianic personal practice of the Court, instead of charismatic behavior of fatiga and marginalized. Finally, this would be the messiah of the people were waiting for, a king who preached salvation and had reserved the oppressed country and freed it from the Romans. T on. John the Baptist doubt Jesus and asks if he is right, as he spoke. Jesus answer is rather strange to be talking about that he is there, so he sends a greeting to him that the sick get well yes t on blind can have their vision back. Jesus service begins with John’s baptism and the first thing he talks about is the kingdom of heaven as I’ll go into later.
Through the baptism he has received Jesus uses his charisma to select twelve disciples and spread so on their power / charisma through them. The twelve should equal the messianic new Israel. He sends them as messengers and through them to spread God’s kingdom. Unlike John asceticism take drugs in isolation, they would spread a message to the world in order to win people. Although women were included in his teaching with the disciples, which was totally opposed to the Jewish tradition. So karisman can be a stretchable concept, but should probably be understood by Paul expressions namely, (Romans 12:6, 1 Corinthians 12:30) that it is an extraordinary gift or gifts which allows one to prophesy, to perform miracles and teaching.
The first preaching of Jesus is “God’s kingdom is near” (Mark 1:15; Luke. 10:9) which is also John the Baptist could stand on. He talks about God’s kingdom is near, and then in terms of the Kingdom of God is here. What is the eschatological terminology selected because researchers believe that this term of the Kingdom of God has actually spoken of the historical Jesus?
There are two interpretations of present and future on Jesus, the Kingdom of God sight. Second, that takes account of the apocalyptic Jesus and the others who do not believe in an eschatological Jesus. The criticisms of these interpretations is: to think only of the apocalyptic Jesus, you have to take into account that there is a contemporary of Jesus vision of the Kingdom of God and vice versa for those who do not believe in the eschatological Jesus. “The Our Father” presents both forms ie. The kingdom of God is now and at the same time in the future.
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Theissen / Merz illustrates that God’s kingdom is both present and future, time of completion is already here, and Satan has been defeated. One can see that the kingdom of heaven has its dawn at the beginning of Jesus and service it then escalates to its total fulfillment in the future. Kingdom of God must be understood from a jew context because Jesus himself is Jewish and appears in it. Heaven will be no victory over the pagans, but an opening for them to be involved, if they repent. The kingdom of heaven is preached only to Jews, but all who repent may be part of this kingdom, which includes the marginalized, sinners, the oppressed, the sick and others. all who hunger for God.
These above-mentioned groups may be healing, consolation and vindication, etc. which shows that the kingdom of heaven is here. While eschatology demonstrates that God fights for his people. Because if people are cured, freed from evil spirits and asked to forgive each other’s sins, then the people part of God’s rescue plan and are beyond God’s rules. The kingdom of heaven is not only spiritual but also a realm where you eat common meals with each other resulting in a strong social structure rather than the political power structure that prevailed in the country. Eschatology is that John the Baptist spoke of them, but no later than what he believed. First, people receive God’s salvation plan, then they come. Judgment case where those who reject God’s kingdom, Jesus speaks of Nineveh and Jonah as he compares himself with. Then the story of Jonah, a salvation for everyone who receives this kingdom, and Jews who do not receive this message are subject to God’s rules. It involves a duality between dark and bright children, and that both Jew and Gentile to eat at the same table (Matt. 8:10).
Further establish Jesus, God’s kingdom through the selection of twelve disciples who will reign over the Kingdom of God together with God. In doing so, we see a symbolic vindication of the twelve tribes of Israel, which had previously splittrasts and that God’s kingdom was a fact. The central message that “God’s kingdom is near” were both his students and the public masses, he spoke to. In addition, sought out Jesus is not the religious elite (although he lectured to them) but to ordinary people such as customs, drunkards and sinners.
In the case of healing and miracles from the historical perspective, there’s not much going on. Could the historical Jesus perform these or not?
This may be a distinction between Jesus as miracle-worker and the historical Jesus. According to the Gospels as faith must precede a miracle and that the eschatological interpretation of the miracles exist, ie. that God’s kingdom is here, which means that healing and exorcism works. How this is to be interpreted historically generates in two ways, first, it may be natural explanations electricity. the religious words. it was real miracle. Today interpreted them in science as symbolic not real. Although many cultures believed in miracles (Josephus may have understood the great works of Jesus as magical deeds) will be difficult to understand them from a historical perspective.
Jesus’ Passion, Easter and martyrdom, why did he die?
John the Baptist spoke of a baptism and repentance, Jesus speaks of a new covenant, and instituting a community meal is called supper. These documents are seen as symbolic, but what do they mean?
In the case of Jesus last days in Jerusalem and his foundation of the Eucharist, the Gospels and Paul’s differing interpretations (there f.
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island a lot of different theories, such as Didache, etc..) about how it is perceived. Matt. and Mark. indicates that the cup is the blood of Jesus and that it is connected to provide redemption for the sins of many reasons (referring to the exodus from Egypt).
Paul and Luke. indicates that the cup is the new covenant with reference to Jer. 31:31. Soteriologin is also different, Paul and Luke. has over the bread, Mark. and Luke. has the beaker. This weighs Paul strongest argument because Jews did not drink blood was forbidden by law jew. Last Supper (which most likely was a farewell meal before Passover of Jesus) contains internal tensions of the first is a simple meal, for the second order are the strongly connected with human sacrifices, which were repugnant to Jews. John the Baptist preached repentance and baptism gives the forgiveness of their sins, while Jesus talks about a new covenant temple will be established by God. Which becomes the backbone of Jesus eschatological meal. He talks about a new promise, namely that a new and better temple to be created. Which shows that he criticizes the old temple and says that its purpose is played out. Both John the Baptist and Jesus criticizes the temple. But Jesus goes to the attack on the temple more aggressively, which I will present later.
That leaves some questions. Why he was killed, who were the perpetrators and how Jesus looked at herself in the end?
Mark. 11 Speaking on the entrance into Jerusalem, Jesus hailed as a popular person, will now David’s kingdom they believe the Jews. When Jesus saw all this, he turns and goes to Bethany and teaches about the fig tree. After he enters Jerusalem and clears out the temple (symbolic gesture), he criticizes the temple desecration. But the real criticism is against the aristocracy, against the Jewish leadership and its temple cult because they have defiled God’s house and made it a robbers’ nest. According to Markus, this is the reason for Jesus’ death (John admits that this is the reason for his death).
The next day, the fig tree withered and it shows as symbolic of the Jewish leadership is the same as the withered fig tree. The connection between Jesus’ prophecy that the temple be destroyed and rebuilt by the promise of God, becomes clearer with his criticism of the temple. Most of the temple cleansing, and his prophecy about the temple of cases (70 AD.) Is attributed to the historical Jesus. These are the decisive factors that he killed because the temple is the center of the Jewish aristocracy. Which did not mean that he rejected Judaism because he lived according to Torah.
Suffering passages about Jesus’ death, which the Church has clarified the death of Jesus.
Found in Mark. 14, repetitions that Jesus enemies are seeking solutions to kill him farewell supper Jesus suggests that he knows he should be killed and the beginning of reconciliation’s.
Jesus speaks ago that everyone should abandon him predict that Peter will deny him three times. In Gethsemane, it is difficult to know what happened because Jesus was alone. Is a tradition that Jesus has doubts, but overcomes his fear.
Finally, the idea Jesus had of herself and who / what was responsible for his death?
There are three hypotheses are possible explanations of the historical Jesus self-understanding.
1 Jesus is the king. His message of God’s kingdom must have opened up expectations around people / disciples of a king. What he thought when the people acclaimed him as the successor to David’s kingdom? Could he have seen himself as the promised King who would reign and not die.
2 Jesus saw himself as the Messiah but not political purposes. His religious claim to be Messiah was interpreted into a political motive in his opponents.
3 Jesus saw himself as the Messiah in a political purpose, and together with his disciples, he dreamed of a revolt. The evidence for this theory is inadequate.
Historical Jesus had messianic expectations of the people. When he was crucified (to be hung on a pole regarded as a curse for the Jews) as King of the Jews as it was thought that these expectations died with him. Which were both Roman aristocracy and the (Jewish) targets, although they had different ways to look at what this king was a threat to them. Who killed Jesus should be reformulated to who was responsible for his executions ….