Story of Jesus, Three Year Ministry, Maps
- THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JESUS Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are the four gospels.
- reorganized according to subject and in date order It has been determined from ″Gospel Harmonies″ that Jesus’ journeys and actions were recorded.
- The itinerary and maps that follow provide an idea of Jesus’ movements throughout these three years, despite the fact that there are variations.
- TRAVELS AND ACTS OF JESUS IN THE FIRST YEAR – c AD27-28 Key: 1 – Approximate sequence of occurrences, which is utilized in the following list of events.
- EVENTS FOR THE OFFICIAL OPENING Jesus, who is now around 30 years old (Lk 3:23), journeys from his home town of Nazareth in Galilee to the place of his baptism.
- He is baptized by John the Baptist at the Jordan River, likely near Bethany-across-the-Jordan, according to tradition (Mt 3:13; Mk 1:9) He travels to the Judean Desert, often known as the desert, in order to confront the devil (Mt 4:1; Mk 1:12; Lk 4:1) In John’s Gospel, Jesus summons his first five followers along the Jordan River, in Bethany-across-the-Jordan, also known as Bethabara (Jn 1:28), and he does so near the town of Bethabara (Jn 1:35).
- Philip, Andrew, and Simon Peter, all of whom are from Bethsaida in Galilee, are among those mentioned (Jn 1:44) As Jesus and his followers travel north to Galilee, he performs his first documented miracle at a wedding in Cana, where he turns water into wine – the first recorded miracle of Jesus (Jn 2:1) He then travels with his mother, brothers, and disciples to Capernaum, which is located on the northern coast of the Sea of Galilee.
- He only remains there for a brief period of time (Jn 2:12) MINISTRY FROM THE BEGINNING IN JUDA, SAMARIA, AND GALILEE During the Passover, he journeys south to Jerusalem, where he will celebrate the first Passover described in the Gospels (Jn 2:13).
For the first time, Jesus expels the money-changers from the Temple at this location (Jn 2:14).Nicodemus, a Pharisee, is also among those he encounters (Jn 3:1) Jesus departs for Judea’s countryside, where his followers baptize people in the name of Jesus (Jn 3:22) Following their departure from Judea (Jn 4:3), Jesus and his followers travel northward, passing through the area of Samaria (Jn 4:4).Jesus encounters a Samaritan lady at a well in the vicinity of Sychar (Jn 4:5).
A large number of Samaritans come to believe in him (Jn 4:39), following which he travels to Galilee (Jn 4:43) After reaching Galilee (Mt 4:12, Mk 1:14, Lk 4:14, Jn 4:45), Jesus returns to Cana and cures the official’s son, who had been sick in Capernaum for some time (Jn 4:46) Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth, where he speaks in the synagogue (see Matthew 4:11–13).(Lk 4:16).For the first time, he gets turned down (Lk 4:28) Year Two of Jesus’ Travels and Acts (c.AD28-29) 1.
- The approximate order of events that occurs after Jesus travels to Capernaum, as recorded in the list (Mt 4:13; Mk 1:21; Lk 4:31).
- According to the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus summons his earliest followers – who may have been called to full-time service just recently – to his side (Mt 4:18; Mk 1:16; Lk 5:1).
- While in Capernaum, Christ cures a man who has gone insane in the synagogue (Mark 1:23; Luke 4:33) and Peter’s mother-in-law who has a fever (Luke 4:33).
- (Mt 8:14; Mk 1:29; Lk 4:38) GALILEE’S FIRST GOING-TO-WHERE PREACHING TOUR (Mt 4:23; Mk 1:39) Jesus travels around Galilee, teaching and healing people, including a leper (Mt 4:23).
(Mt 8:2; Mk 1:40; Lk 5:12).When Jesus returns to Capernaum (Mk 2:1), a paralyzed man is healed (Mt 9:2; Mk 2:3; Lk 5:18), and Matthew (or Levi) the tax-collector is invited to become a disciple by Jesus (Mt 9:9; Mk 2:14; Lk 5:27) After traveling from Galilee to Jerusalem for a Jewish feast, presumably the Second Passover, as recorded in the Gospels, Jesus returns to Galilee (Jn 5:1).He cures the guy who is paralyzed at the Pool of Bethesda (Jn 5:2) Jesus cures the man with the shrivelled hand (Mt 12:9; Mk 3:1; Lk 6) and many others as he returns to Galilee from the Judean desert (Mt 12:15; Mk 3:7) During the Sermon on the Mount, he stands on a mountainside in Galilee, presumably near Capernaum, where he picks his twelve apostles (Mt 10:1; Mk 3:13; Lk 6:12) and gives the sermon (Mt 5:1).According to Luke’s report Jesus descends from a mountainside to deliver the Sermon on the Mount (Lk 6:20) When we return to Capernaum (Mt 8:5; Lk 7:1) The servant of the Roman centurion is healed by Jesus (Mt 8:5; Lk 7:2) GALILEE’S SECOND GOING-TO-PREACH TOUR Jesus continues to teach and cure across Galilee, and in Nain, he restores the life of a widow’s son who had been dead for three years (Lk 7:11) Following up on his second Galilee tour, Jesus is accompanied by the twelve apostles as well as several of his female companions (Lk 8:1) During his sailing journey over the Sea of Galilee (Mt 8:18; Mk 4:35; Lk 8:22), Christ calms a raging storm (Mt 8:24; Mk 4:37; Lk 8:23).Landing in the territory of the Gerasenes (Mk 5:1; Lk 8:26) or Gadarenes (Mt 8:28) in Gentile Decapolis – the Ten Towns or Cities – in the narrative of the Gadarene Swine, Jesus cures the lunatic who had been possessed by demons (Mt 8:28; Mk 5:2; Lk 8:27) Jesus returns to Capernaum after sailing across the Sea of Galilee (Mk 5:21), which he refers to as ″his own town″ (Mt 9:1).In this passage from the TRAVELS and ACTS OF JESUS, YEAR THREE – c AD29-30, he raises Jairus’ daughter as his own.
- Key: 1 – Approximate sequence of occurrences, which is utilized in the following list of events.
- THE THIRD PREACHING TOUR OF JESUS CHRIST Jesus journeys from Capernaum to Nazareth, which he refers to as ″his own native town″ (Mk 6:1) In Nazareth, he is refused for the second time in as many years (Mt 13:54; Mk 6:1) He continues his journey across Galilee (Mt 13:58; Mk 6:6) and then sends out the twelve apostles to spread the Gospel to the rest of the world (Mt 10:5; Mk 6:7; Lk 9:1) When the Twelve get back to Capernaum, they will have completed their task (Mk 6:30, Luke 9:10) From Capernaum, they embark on a boat journey with Jesus to a remote location near Bethsaida (Mk 6:32).
- (Lk 9:10).
- He feeds the 5,000 people in this location (Mt 14:14; Mk 6:33; Lk 9:11; Jn 6:5) Across the Sea of Galilee, the disciples return (Mt 14:22; Mk 6:45), with Jesus accompanying them by walking on the water to join them (Mt 14:25; Mk 6:48; Jn 6:19).
- They arrive at the Plain of Gennesaret, where Jesus cures a large number of people (Mt 14:34; Mk 6:53).
Following their return from Gennesaret (Jn 6:24), Jesus instructs them about the Bread of Life (see Mt 4:4).(Jn 6:26) IN SYRIAN-PHOENICIA, ITUREA AND TRACHONITIS, THE DECAPOLIS, JESUS PREACHES AND HEALS.(Mt 15:21; Mk 7:24) Jesus departs from Galilee and travels to the province of Tyre and Sidon in Syrian-Phoenicia, where he cures the daughter of a Syrophoenician lady who is of Jewish descent (Mt 15:22; Mk 7:25).He travels from Syrian-Phoenicia to Galilee through Sidon (Mt 15:29), but he passes through the Decapolis on the way (Mk 7:31).In the Decapolis, he cures a man who is deaf and dumb (Mk 7:32) and provides food for the 4,000 people (Mt 15:32; Mk 8:1) Upon reaching the Sea of Galilee, he takes a boat across to the Magadan/Dalmanutha area, where he lands (Mt 15:39; Mk 8:10).The Pharisees and Sadducees go to the temple and pray for a sign from on high (Mt 16:1; Mk 8:11) A blind man is cured as the journey continues to Bethsaida (Mk 8:22) Jesus now goes from Galilee north to Caesarea Philippi in Iturea and Trachonitis, where Peter declares that Jesus is the Christ.
- After that, he returns to Galilee (Mt 16:13; Mk 8:27) Three of the disciples witness Jesus being transfigured in the presence of Elijah and Moses as they continue their journey from Caesarea Philippi, maybe farther north towards Mount Hermon (Mt 17:1; Mk 9:2; Lk 9:28).
- After a long absence, Jesus returns to heal the youngster who had epilepsy (Mt 17:14; Mk 9:14; Lk 9:37).
- Other traditions situate the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, which is located to the south.
- The epileptic youngster would have been healed in the Galilee region at that point.
- Jesus pays the Temple Tax with a fish in Galilee (Mt 17:22; Mk 9:30), and in Capernaum (Mk 9:33), according to the Bible (Mt 17:24).
- Then, in order to avoid the perils of Judea, he chooses to remain in Galilee (Jn 7:1) DECEMBER MINISTRY IN JUDEA Jesus departs from Capernaum and Galilee for the final time during his earthly ministry (Mt 19:1; Mk 10:1) and travels to Jerusalem (Lk 9:51; Jn 7:10).
He cures the 10 lepers while traveling through Samaria (Lk 17:11), yet he is rejected by the Samaritans when he arrives in their settlement (Lk 9:52) In the autumn of c AD29, while in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles (Jn 7:10), Jesus forgives the woman who has been caught in adultery (Jn 8:2) and cures the blind man who has been brought before the Sanhedrin (Jn 8:3), among other miracles (Jn 9:1) As part of his travels around Judea, Jesus pays a visit to Martha and Mary in Bethany (Lk 10:38), before returning to Jerusalem for ″Hanukkah,″ the Feast of Dedication, which took place in December of the year AD29 (Jn 10:22) AROUND AD30, Jesus withdraws to Bethany-across-the-Jordan (also known as Bethabara) and the province of Perea, where he remains for a period of time (Jn 10:40) Immediately following Lazarus’ death, Jesus travels to Bethany, which is near Jerusalem, and raises him (Lazarus) from the grave (Jn 11:1).When Jesus receives threats to his life, he retreats to Ephraim, which is located to the north of Jerusalem (Jn 11:54).HIS MINISTRY IN PEREA (MODERN JORDAN) He then travels across the Jordan River to Perea, where he works (Mt 19:1; Mk 10:1).He praises the small children (Mt 19:13, Mk 10:13, Lk 18:15) and talks to the rich young man (Mt 19:13, Mk 10:13, Lk 18:15).
- (Mt 19:16; Mk 10:17; Lk 18:18) THE LAST STEP ON THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM Jesus is now making his way towards Jerusalem for the final time (Mt 20:17; Mk 10:32; Lk 18:31).
- In Jericho, while on his way to Jerusalem, Christ cures one (or two) blind men (Mt 20:29; Mk 10:46; Lk 18:35) and converts Zacchaeus the tax collector (Mt 20:29; Mk 10:46; Lk 18:35).
- (Lk 19:1).
- When Jesus arrives at Bethany (Jn 12:1), the house of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha, he is anointed by Mary, either immediately (Jn 12:2) or later (Mt 26:6; Mk 14:3) following his triumphant entry into Jerusalem (Mt 26:6).
- (Mt 21:1; Mk 11:1; Lk 19:29; Jn 12:12) At the week leading up to Easter, Jesus makes his way back to Jerusalem each day after spending the night in Bethany on the Mount of Olives (Mt 21:17-18; Mk 11:11-12;19; Lk 21:37).
- AREA OF GALILEE Because so much of Jesus’ three-year career took place in the Galilee region, the following is a more comprehensive map: Contents: Map showing the Galilee Region, where Jesus preached and healed throughout much of His three-year ministry (c.
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Final months of Jesus’ ministry
The culmination of Jesus’ mission was celebrated by a triumphal entry into Jerusalem, which was met with fierce opposition from local religious leaders.
The triumphal entry into Jerusalem
- (See Matthew 21:1-11 for further information.) In the time of Zechariah (see Zechariah 9:9), a prophet of God prophesied of a king who rode into Jerusalem on the back of a humbling donkey.
- This was around 500 years before the birth of Jesus.
- Shortly before he was crucified and executed on the cross, this is how Jesus entered the Holy City of Jerusalem.
- He rode into the city on the back of a donkey’s back.
- Along the way, a large group of people gathered alongside Him, applauding and praising him as he passed.
The question about paying taxes
- (See Matthew 22:15-22 for further information.) The religious and political parties in Jerusalem, such as the Pharisees and the Sadducees, were frequently at war with Jesus and his followers.
- Members of these organizations conspired to have Jesus executed.
- In Matthew 22, the Pharisees attempted to catch Jesus by asking if Jews should be required to pay taxes to the Romans: The Pharisees then walked outside and devised a strategy to catch him in his own words.
- Along with the Herodians, they dispatched their disciples to meet with him.
- ″We know you are a man of honesty and that you teach the path of God in line with the truth, Teacher,″ they stated.
- Your opinions are not influenced by males since you do not pay attention to who they are.
- So, what are your thoughts on the matter?
- Is it proper to pay taxes to Caesar, or is it wrong to do so?″ However, Jesus, who was aware of their wicked plan, responded, ″Why are you attempting to put me in a corner, you hypocrites?
Please show me the currency that was used to pay the tax.″ They presented him with a denarius, and he inquired of them, ″Whose portrait is this, and where did it come from?And who is the author of the inscription?″ They responded with ″Caesar’s.″ Then he replied to them, ″Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.″ They were taken aback when they learned this.As a result, they abandoned him and fled.
(Matthew 22:15-22, New International Version).
The authority of Jesus
- (See Matthew 21:23-27 for further information.) When it came to attempting to silence Jesus, his opponents had to use caution.
- They were well aware that Jesus was well-liked, so they attempted to capture him in a way that did not enrage the crowd.
- For example, in this passage from the book of Matthew, the adversaries devised a ruse that backfired: When Jesus entered the temple courts, the chief priests and elders of the people came to him while he was speaking.
- It was inquired as to ″with what authorization are you carrying out these actions.″ ″And who gave you this authority?″ says the interrogator.
- ″I’d want to ask you a question as well,″ Jesus said in response.
- If you respond positively, I will inform you under what authority I am carrying out these actions.
- Where did the tradition of John’s baptism come from?
- ″Did it come from heaven, or did it come from men?″ ″If we answer ‘from heaven,’ he would question, ‘Then why didn’t you trust him?’″ they concluded after deliberating among themselves.
For example: ″From men″ means that we are terrified of the people since they all believe that John was a prophet.″ Therefore, they said to Jesus, ″We don’t know.″ Following that, he stated, ″I will not tell you under what authority I am doing these things″ (Matthew 21:23-27 NIV).
The widow’s offering
- (See Mark 12:41-44 for further information.) People were making donations to the Temple treasury while Jesus was in the Temple: Jesus sat down opposite the spot where the gifts were placed and observed as the crowd deposited their money into the temple treasury.
- A great number of wealthy individuals contributed large sums.
- However, a poor widow arrived and deposited two extremely little copper coins, each worth only a fraction of a cent, in the box.
- When Jesus called his followers to him, he said, ″I’ll tell you the truth: this poor widow has contributed more to the general fund than all of the others combined.
- They others donated from their money, but she gave from her poverty, giving everything she had—everything she had to survive on.″ (Mark 12:41-44, New International Version)
The great commandment (the Golden Rule)
- (See Matthew 22:34-40 for further information.) Another example of how some of Jerusalem’s religious leaders attempted to put Jesus to the test may be found in the book of Matthew: When the Pharisees learned that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they banded together.
- One of them, a legal expert, put him to the test by asking him the following question: ″Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Bible?″ Jesus responded in the following way: ″God commands us to love the Lord our God ″with all our hearts, with all our souls,″ and ″with all our minds.″ This is the very first and most important commandment.
- ″Love your neighbor as you love yourself,″ says the second commandment.
- These two commandments serve as the foundation for all of the Law and the Prophets.″ (Matthew 22:34-40, New International Version).
- It took Jesus only a few phrases to distill the Law, which is comprised of the first five books of the Old Testament, into a few simple sentences.
Where did Jesus live?
- Answer to the question Jesus resided in a number of different locations.
- In heaven, before coming to earth, the Son of God spent time with his Father.
- ″And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world started,″ Jesus prays right before His crucifixion in John 17:5, moments before His death.
- See also John 1:1–2, and 14.
- When Jesus came to earth, he was born in the town of Bethlehem.
- Luke 2 tells the account of Jesus’ life.
- Mary and Joseph were residents of Nazareth, but they journeyed to Bethlehem to take part in a census.
- Because they were stranded without a place to stay, it appears that they did not have direct family in the area.
It is not known how long Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were in Bethlehem, although it was at least three months.We know that the three wise men paid Jesus a visit in Bethlehem as well, although at this time, the family had moved into a house rather than the stable where He had been born earlier.When King Herod learned the reason for the wise men’s visit, he plotted to assassinate Jesus in order to eliminate a potential competition.
Herod ordered the execution of all boys in the area of Bethlehem who were two years old or younger based on the time period given to him by the three wise men regarding the star’s appearance (see Matthew 2).As a result of Herod’s scheme, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and advised him to flee with his family to Egypt.They remained in Egypt until Herod’s death in 44 BCE.For the second time, we have no idea how long it lasted (Matthew 2: 13–15).
- According to secular historical sources, Herod died in 4 BC, which indicates that Herod’s death and the family’s freedom to return to Israel could not have occurred for a considerable period of time after Jesus’ birth.
- When Joseph returned to Israel, he relocated the family to Nazareth, the town where he and Mary had first established themselves (Matthew 2:23; Luke 2:39).
- Bethlehem was in Judea, while Nazareth was some 90 miles north in Galilee, therefore they were in different parts of the country.
- This was Jesus’ homeland, the place where He grew up as a child.
As a result, He was frequently referred to as ″Jesus of Nazareth″ in the Scriptures (Matthew 26:71; Mark 1:24; 10:47; Luke 4:34; 18:37; 24:19; John 1:45; 18:5–7; 19:19; Acts 2:22; 3:6; and 26:9).As soon as He began His public ministry, Jesus relocated His headquarters to Capernaum, which is also in Galilee, and is located on the banks of the Sea of Galilee, approximately a day’s walk from Nazareth (Matthew 4:13).He traveled to Jerusalem on multiple occasions from Capernaum, and many of the events recorded in the gospels took place in the city of Jerusalem.Luke 9:57–58 relates the following dialogue, which gives us an indication as to Jesus’ particular housing quarters: A man approached him while they were walking down the road and said, ‘I’ll follow you wherever you go.’ ″’Foxes have burrows, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head,’ Jesus responded.That Jesus did not have a home or any property of His own appears to imply that He did not own anything.He undoubtedly stayed with friends from time to time as a guest, as He did with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus at Bethany, just outside of Jerusalem, throughout His ministry (Luke 10:38).
- Additionally, He and his followers may have just tented wherever they happened to be while He was on the road carrying out his itinerant ministry.
- Allegations that Jesus was a wealthy individual (and that He desires for all of His followers to be wealthy as well) are simply unsupported by the scriptural evidence.
- In the days following His resurrection, Jesus ascended back to heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of God the Father (Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 8:1).
- Jesus temporarily established a residence on earth in order to reserve a place for us in his Father’s house (John 14:1–4).
- The presence of God will be enjoyed by those who have placed their confidence in Him one day: ″Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, which was as pure as crystal, running from the throne of God and the Lamb down the middle of the vast street of the city.″ On either side of the river stood the tree of life, which produced twelve crops of fruit each year and produced fruit once a month.
The leaves of the tree, on the other hand, are for the healing of the countries.There will no longer be a curse on the land.It is in this city that God’s and the Lamb’s thrones will be located, and his slaves will serve him.His face will be seen to them, and his name will be written on their foreheads.After tonight, there will be no more darkness.They will not require the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will provide them with light via his creation.
- And they will reign for an unending period of time″ (Revelation 22:1–5).
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Where did jesus spend the last few months of his earthly ministry?
Where did Jesus spend most of his life?
It is revealed in the gospels of Luke and Matthew that Jesus’ boyhood home was the village of Nazareth in Galilee, where he resided with his family during his youth. Despite the fact that Joseph occurs in stories of Jesus’ boyhood, he is never mentioned again.
Where did Jesus do most of his preaching?
The ministry of Jesus, according to the Christian gospels, begins with his baptism by John the Baptist in the region of Palestine and Transjordan, near the river Jordan, and finishes in Jerusalem, following the Last Supper with his followers, according to the gospels.
How long did Jesus spend in Galilee?
In the days after his baptism, Jesus fasts and resists Satan’s temptations for forty days in the desert. When John the Baptist is imprisoned, Jesus goes to Galilee and begins preaching the gospel (″good news″) to the people of the kingdom (Mark 1:14).
How far did Jesus walk in his ministry?
During his ministry, Jesus traveled a total of 3,125 kilometers. He walked an estimated 21,525 miles throughout his lifetime, which is approximately the equal of walking around the whole planet, according to a conservative assessment of his distance traveled.
Is Jesus God or his son?
A voice from Heaven recognizes Jesus as the Son of God on two distinct occasions, each time stating that Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus himself, as well as a number of other persons who figure in the New Testament, refer to himself as the Son of God, both openly and implicitly. Jesus is referred to as ″son of God,″ and those who follow Jesus are referred to as ″sons of God.″
What is Jesus’s full name?
During millennia, Yeshua, Jesus’ true name, which is an instance of transliteration, has developed. ″Isous″ is the Greek transcription of Jesus’ original name, whereas ″Yeshua″ is the late Biblical Hebrew form of Jesus’ name.
What did Jesus do at the age of 12?
As a child of twelve years old, Jesus travels to Jerusalem with his mother and father, as well as a large number of their relatives and friends, on a trip ″according to the custom″ – that is, for Passover. Despite the fact that Jesus ″lingered″ at the Temple on the day of their return, Mary and Joseph mistook him for one of their party.
What is Jesus country?
Neither Matthew nor Luke dispute that Jesus was born at Bethlehem, which is located in Judea, close to Jerusalem (and consequently where David’s heir was supposed to be born; see Micah 5:1).
What was Jesus preaching?
Jesus frequently delivered parables that touched on the realities of poverty in the lives of his listeners, and he did so frequently. Images of early Christians grappling with how to think about goods, widows in the society, and the correct attitude toward material prosperity may be seen throughout the Acts of the Apostles.
Why did Jesus go back to Galilee?
Because of this, the Pharisees were concerned that Jesus was acquiring and baptizing more disciples than John, despite the fact that it was his followers, not Jesus, who were baptizing people. When the Lord became aware of this, he withdrew from Judea and returned to Galilee for a second time.
How far did Jesus travel from Jerusalem?
The Jesus Trail (Hebrew: ) is a hiking and pilgrimage path in the Galilee area of Israel that tracks the route that Jesus may have taken, linking several locations from his life and ministry. It is 65 kilometers (40 miles) long and is a popular tourist destination.
Where was Galilee in Jesus time?
Israel and Palestine at the time of Jesus. Jesus was originally from the Galilean town of Nazareth. His most important area of operation was in Palestine’s northern territories, which was also his most populous region. The Galilee region, with the exception of the bigger towns of Sepphoris and Tiberias, was a rural area where agriculture was the primary source of income.
Where did Jesus travel in his ministry?
The New Testament account of Jesus’ life relates to a variety of sites in the Holy Land, as well as a flight into Egypt, among other things. Galilee and Judea were described as the primary venues for Jesus’ mission, with activity also taking place in adjacent places such as Perea and Samaria, according to these sources.
Where did Jesus walk in Israel?
The Via Dolorosa is a path of sorrow. Following his sentence, Jesus traversed the Route of Sorrows on his way to the Crucifixion, which is known as the Way of the Cross. The Via Dolorosa is a pilgrimage route that begins in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City and finishes at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Who traveled with Jesus during his public ministry?
There were also several ladies with him who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, including Mary Magdalene, from whom seven devils had been cast out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, as well as many others who supplied for them out of their own resources.″
Jesus Many Faces – Jesus’ Ministry And Teaching
- In-depth examination of his parables, aphorisms, and end-of-the-world teaching concerning the impending Kingdom of God Shaye I.D.
- Cohen is Samuel Ungerleider, and he is a writer.
- Brown University Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies, respectively THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS As far as we know, did Jesus give a sermon?
- In any case, what type of sermons did he give and on what topics did he speak?
- Whenever Jesus talks, one of the most often seen verbs in the gospel narratives is ″to instruct.″ He instructs his followers, teaches in synagogues, and instructs large groups of people.
- What exactly is he instructing?
- In any case, we have a complicated assortment of items that don’t exactly fit together perfectly this time.
- Of course, we have concepts of what it means to repent.
He is urging Jews to repent of their sins, to prepare for the end of the world or the coming of the Kingdom of God, and to recognize that we must somehow amend our ways in order to be prepared for whatever God has in store for us.One obvious concept of preaching on his side, which we may characterize as a preaching for repentance, is expressed in this way.As well as teaching from the Bible, which he references from chapters such as Isaiah or other books, we see him dealing with the Son of God, whatever that term means precisely, and referring to him as the Messiah or some other redeemer figure of the end times.
It’s difficult to make sense of anything when you’re juggling so many different things.Of course, there are the parables, which appear to be a form of sociological commentary on the world of Galilee from Jesus’ perspective.We periodically meet the landowner and the tenant farmers, or the master and the slaves, in these parables, which may or may not be intended to be societal criticism.When we bring all of these diverse elements together, it’s not a straightforward instance in which we can say, ″Jesus came and preached X,″ as if X were obvious, consistent, and unambiguous in and of itself.
- In the gospel text, we have a number of various messages that are attributed to him.
- And, particularly when you get to Jerusalem, where we have Jesus addressing the priests of Jerusalem and the spectacle of the Temple being cleansed, it might be difficult to figure out exactly what is going on.
- The only thing that all of these people appear to have in common is the belief that the end of the world, or the end of history, is approaching.
- What books of the Bible did Jesus use as a source of instruction?
In the first century of the common era, Jews held a collection of sacred texts, which we would come to refer to as the Bible, or which Christians will refer to as the Old Testament, which we will refer to as the Old Testament.Jesus appears to have been familiar with many, if not all, of these writings.The Sabbath synagogue service would consist of a collective group study of various collections from these works, which would take place in a communal setting.In his teaching, Jesus frequently alluded to the Laws of Moses, which we understand to be the Pentateuch, or the five volumes of the Torah, as well as to the predictions of Isaiah and passages from the Psalms, among other things.These are the books of the New Testament that are the most often cited.The most crucial point to realize is that Jesus is not reading from the New Testament, and he is not preaching from the New Testament in the traditional sense.
- These books do not yet exist in print form.
- Jesus’ statements were either his own, or they were common knowledge, or they were quotations from the Hebrew Scriptures, namely the five books of Moses, the Torah, or more specifically, the prophet Isaiah or the book of Psalms, which he was alluding to and explaining in his own words.
- All of this will have been the raw materials from which Jesus will have fashioned his teaching and preaching.
- And it is only much later, in fact, that we begin to see the formation of the writings that you and I refer to as the gospels, or what you and I refer to as the New Testament, respectively.
- We are dealing with things from the late first and early second centuries of our age, and they are the products of that period.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at DePaul University, John Dominic Crossan THE TEACHING OF JESUS ON THE KINGDOM OF GOD The kingdom of God is at the heart of Jesus’ teachings and teaching.And the trouble is that we hear that phrase as being 100 percent political and 100 percent religious, which is difficult for us to comprehend.Neither the one nor the other.Those were closely interwoven during the first century.The term ″the kingdom,″ if you were to use it in the first century, would have referred to the Roman empire, which was then known as the Roman Empire.When you spoke of the Kingdom of God, you were launching a scathing attack against the Roman Empire, claiming that its system did not correspond to the system of the Almighty.
- That appears to restrict the significance of what Jesus had to say, since part of his preaching was deemed to be about the Roman Empire; do you believe it is more universal than that, and if so, what you believe?
- By speaking about the Kingdom of God, but by concentrating on the Roman Empire, Jesus was bringing attention to systematic injustice, which is essentially just the way that life is managed on a daily basis.
- Compared to other empires that have existed throughout history, the Roman Empire was no worse.
- In reality, what we are condemning is the normalcy of life, which includes discrimination, oppression, persecution, and hierarchical structures; in other words, all of the normalcy of life is being challenged.
- It applies to us as well; if Jesus were present today, we would be Rome.
- THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS I’d venture to suggest that these type of mysterious statements of his are at the heart of his teaching.
After returning to his ideology, if that is the correct term, what conclusions do you reach and what do you make of this situation?The sayings of Jesus are frequently puzzling, if only because they are routinely taken out of context.In the case of the phrase ″the last shall be first and the first shall be last,″ which may mean practically anything when taken out of context, it can mean almost anything when taken in context.It may be a trite cliche, or it could be a cry to arms for those who disagree with the status quo.
- In the context of an occupied country, a Jewish homeland controlled by the Romans, and the urbanization of lower Galilee, phrases like ″fortunate are the impoverished″ take on a sharp religio-political edge and are not quite as puzzling as they appear to us.
- PARABLES I believe that Jesus is most well-known for his parables and aphorisms.
- And both of these are effective methods of imparting knowledge to the general public.
- Although it may only take a minute to read them in the New Testament, I envision them as an hour-long dialogue between Jesus and his audience, who are most likely responding to him, interrupting him, discussing with him, disagreeing with him, and even fighting with him as they do so.
- And the parable is really just a method of asking folks to stop and ponder.
- The purpose of this is to get individuals to think for themselves.
Jesus narrates a parable about a person who takes a mustard seed and puts it in the ground, and it grows up to be a large tree, or at the very least a bush; in plain English, it is referred to as a weed, though.Consider how an audience might react to such a statement.The Kingdom, it is presumed, is like this, and you must find out how to get there ″What’s it like to be there?You mean to tell me that the Kingdom is large?
However, you just said that it is a large weed.So, why don’t you mention something like a large cedar of Lebanon instead?Why such a large weed?We’re also not sure how we feel about this mustard, which we’re not sure we enjoy.
- It’s quite risky out in the fields.
- We make every effort to maintain control.
- We are attempting to keep things under control.
- So you’re saying that the Kingdom is something that the people are attempting to govern and keep under control?″ Every every response from the crowd.
- The audience, in a sense, is warring with themselves and responding to Jesus in exactly the way that he desires it to be.
Obviously, it is causing people to think about the Kingdom, not about mustard, as they may have assumed.However, the problem is that this is a highly provocative, if not bizarre, picture for the Kingdom to be associated with.Saying the Kingdom is like a cedar of Lebanon would elicit an audible yawn and the response ″Of course.″ It’s similar to a mustard seed in appearance.
″What exactly is going on here?″ Is this something that only Jesus can do?The parables are unique only in a very limited sense, in that the basic teaching of Jesus is not based on taking texts from the Hebrew scriptures and explaining, blasting, or commenting on them, but rather on taking texts from the Hebrew scriptures and explaining, blasting, or commenting on them.His actions are nothing more than the narration of a completely typical narrative.And making that the primary teaching point.
″This is how it is in the Kingdom of God.″ Now you have to ask yourself, ″I understand the tale, but how on earth is the Kingdom of God structured in this manner?″ As the hearer, it is your responsibility to do so.As a result, it is open to anybody.The goal of the tale, I believe, is to make this point clear.So his method of teaching is predicated on interpretation from the beginning?When you educate through parables, you open yourself up to interpretation.
- If you truly want to tell people what they should think, you should preach to them.
- If you give them a tale, you’re leaving yourself open to interpretation, which is unavoidable in this situation.
- Professor of Classics and Director of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Texas in Austin, L.
- Michael White is a scholar who specializes in religious studies.
- THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST Accordingly, from a purely historical standpoint, we don’t actually know all that much about Jesus’ life and career.
- The period could have been as short as a few months or as long as three years, depending on which gospel you read; however, if we take the smaller version of the story, if we take the more limited historical perspective that Mark’s gospel provides us, for example, Jesus appears to have begun preaching in the Galilee.
Connected with cities, particularly minor communities like Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, market towns, fishing ports, and so on, he is also associated with the sea.And he has some dealings with farmers and city dwellers, but that’s about all we hear about him.His public ministry, on the other hand, appears to have revolved primarily around the performing of miracles, casting out demons, and healing the sick.
He was often regarded as a ″wonder worker.″ He goes about a bit, although he spends the most of his time in Galilee.He doesn’t even consider travelling to Jerusalem until the very final week of his life, according to Mark’s narrative at the least.Consequently, for the most part, the geographical frame of reference for Jesus’ life is restricted to the Galilean milieu, at least according to Mark’s gospel.And this is in stark contrast to John’s narrative, which depicts Jesus as having arrived in Jerusalem at an early period.The historical context of these two accounts does not fit together very well, and we must use extreme caution while describing Jesus’ life and teachings on the cross.
In this case, it’s generally best to be cautious rather than sorry and say ″What is the very minimum we can say?What exactly can we tell you?″ After that, you may start talking about how the stories progressed and how they came to be.The way it sounds, you can’t possibly be really knowledgeable about it when it comes right down to it, can you?After all is said and done, we don’t know much about Jesus’s life: Our knowledge of him is limited, but we know he was well-known, that he amassed a following, that he finally traveled to Jerusalem, where he was detained and subsequently killed.Because his life was considered noteworthy, the gospels fill in the rest of the tale with references to him.
However, from the minimalist perspective of the historian, it is a life that we will not be able to fully comprehend until after his death.
8 Archaeological Sites That Jesus May have Visited
- According to the Gospels, Jesus traveled to a number of locations in modern-day Israel, Palestine, Egypt, and Lebanon.
- But how can we discern the difference between true stories and urban legends?
- Archaeologists have excavated regions at a number of holy sites in order to find out.
- Their finds reveal vital information about what these places were like thousands of years ago, as well as whether or not Jesus might have visited them at the time of his death.
- The following are some of the most fascinating locations where the historical Jesus may have set foot, as well as what he could have been doing there.
- The Temple Mount was the site of the Second Temple, which was considered the holiest place in Judaism at the time of Jesus.
- As recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, when Jesus observed money changers (individuals who trade cash) and merchants operating on the Temple Mount, he became enraged.
- According to the Gospel, he overturned their tables, stating that they were converting a house of worship into a den of thieves by doing so.
- During a Jewish uprising against the Roman Empire in A.D.
- 70, the Roman Army demolished the Second Temple, which is still standing today.
- This section of the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall) is one of the most important portions of the Second Temple that has survived to the present day.
- For Jews and Muslims alike, the Temple Mount (also known as Al-Haram ash-Sharif in Arabic, which literally translates as ″noble sanctuary″) is a sacred site that has been a flashpoint in the dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
- Although little archaeological work has been done on the site due to its religious significance and the ongoing conflict, excavations undertaken nearby have uncovered some fascinating remnants, including an inscription on pottery that is more than 3,000 years old and has been carved on pottery.
- Although Jesus was born in Bethlehem, according to the Gospels, he spent much of his early childhood in Nazareth, which is located in northern Israel.
- Recent archaeological study has revealed that Nazareth was a Jewish settlement throughout the first century A.D., and that its residents appeared to be opposed to the expansion of Roman civilization during that time period.
- Aside from that, archaeological study has revealed that people began to worship a house in Nazareth years after Jesus’ death, believing it to be the home where Jesus grew up.
- As a protective measure, the leaders of the Byzantine Empire (which occupied Nazareth until the seventh century A.D.) had the home adorned with mosaics and the Church of the Nutrition constructed on top of it.
- A analysis of objects discovered within the home reveals that it was in use throughout the first century A.D., which corresponds to the historical period in which Jesus lived.
- It is not known whether or not this was the house where Jesus grew up in reality.
- Since then, archaeologists have discovered two other first-century dwellings in Nazareth.
Sea of Galilee
- Several episodes in the Gospels take place on or near the Sea of Galilee, including the story of Jesus’ baptism (also called YamKinneret in Hebrew).
- The narrative of Jesus walking on water took occurred on that sea, and several of Jesus’ followers were employed as fisherman on the island where the tale takes place.
- It is not known whether or not these stories are true or not.
- Still, other ancient relics have been discovered surrounding the Sea of Galilee, including a massive stone building that weighs 60,000 tons and is thought to be more than 4,000 years old.
- This construction is the largest of its kind ever discovered in Israel.
- The cone-shaped building, which was discovered under the sea’s surface and is built of basalt cobbles and rocks, resembles previous burial sites that have been discovered in the area.
- In 1986, the remnants of a 2,000-year-old fishing boat were discovered deep in the mud near the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
- With a length of 27 feet (8.2 meters) and a width of 7.5 feet (2.3 meters), the boat could have carried a crew of five persons.
It is housed at the Yigal Allon Center in Kibbutz Ginosar and was constructed of cedar boards and wood frames.The vessel gives an insight into how fishing was performed during the time of Jesus’ life; the relic is on display there.
- According to the Gospels, Jesus was born in the year 1 A.D.
- in the town of Bethlehem, which is located in what is now the West Bank.
- It has been discovered via archaeological excavations in Bethlehem and its surroundings that the town has been inhabited for thousands of years.
- Several graves that date back more than 4,000 years have been discovered in a necropolis that was discovered in 2016.
- Because of its historical significance as the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem has become a popular destination for Christian pilgrims.
- The Church of the Nativity, which was built there during the sixth century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built there during the sixth century.
- Many archaeological sites in Bethlehem have been destroyed as a result of a combination of factors, including poor economic conditions, a lack of resources for Palestine’s antiquities service, demand from collectors of looted artifacts, and problems stemming from the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has created an environment that encourages looting and destruction of archaeological sites.
- According to a study published in the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, some thieves in the Bethlehem area have even resorted to spirit possession in the hopes of obtaining gold items, according to the researchers.
- The Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ journey to Jericho, when he performed a miracle by recovering the sight of a blind man.
- He was followed about the city by throngs of people, and he ended up at the home of a tax collector named Zacchaeus, who was so frantic to see Jesus that he climbed a tree to catch a glimpse of him over the heads of the mob.
- Archaeological digs have revealed that Jericho, also known as Tell es-Sultan, and located on the West Bank, has been inhabited for more than 10,000 years, making it one of the world’s oldest cities and one of the oldest settlements on the planet.
- Despite the fact that Jericho has been destroyed on several occasions, it has always been rebuilt and is still populated today.
- At the winters, Monarch Herod, the king of Judea who reigned with the backing of Rome, resided in three palaces near Jericho, which he built for himself and his court.
- The palace in which he resided altered over time.
- Archaeological investigations reveal that these palaces may have been abandoned following Herod’s death in 4 B.C., according to the findings.
- Jericho, on the other hand, remained populated throughout Roman times and continues to do so now.
- According to the Gospels, Jesus apparently spent some time at Capernaum, a town on the Sea of Galilee that was associated with the ministry of Jesus.
- In that place, according to the Gospels, Christ performed a number of miracles, among them curing a centurion’s crippled servant (a Roman military officer).
- According to the Gospels, Jesus also spent some time preaching at the synagogue of Capernaum.
- Capernaum was found and its synagogue unearthed by archaeologists some decades ago, and it was revealed that the synagogue had been renovated and changed during ancient times.
- A large portion of the synagogue goes back hundreds of years after Jesus’ death.
- The foundations of a first-century synagogue, where Jesus is thought to have taught, were discovered beneath the ruins of a more modern synagogue, according to archaeologists.
- Houses in Capernaum that date back around 2,000 years, to the time when Jesus lived, have also been discovered by archaeologists.
- One of the buildings appears to have been revered in antiquity as the residence of Peter, one of Jesus’ apostles, according to archaeological evidence.
During a visit to this residence, according to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, who had been suffering from a fever.
Pool of Bethesda
- According to the Gospel of John, when Jesus was in Jerusalem, he went to a pool known as Bethesda, which was considered to have healing properties.
- He spoke with a man who had been a disabled person for 38 years and had been unable to enter the swimming pool.
- The man’s story was brought to Jesus’ attention, and Jesus urged him ″Get to your feet!
- Take your mat and go for a stroll ″in accordance with the Gospel After having his mobility restored by Jesus, the tale says, the man went out and did just that.
- Consequently, according to the Gospel, while the pool did not necessarily possess the ability to heal people, Jesus did possess this ability.
- Archaeologists have discovered two ponds that were formerly revered as the Pool of Bethesda and have been identified as such by archaeologists.
- A church dating from the fifth century had been built on top of them.
- It is uncertain whether or not these pools were in use at the time of Jesus, and whether or not each of them is indeed the Pool of Bethesda, although many who lived hundreds of years after Jesus’ death thought that they had been.
Owen Jarus is a writer for Live Science who specializes in archaeology and all topics relating to the history of mankind.A bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a journalism degree from Ryerson University are among Owen’s qualifications.He loves learning about fresh research and is always on the lookout for an interesting historical story.
A religious leader whose life and teachings are chronicled in the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus is known as the Son of God. He is regarded as a major figure in Christianity, and he is revered as the incarnation of God by millions of Christians throughout the globe.
Who Was Jesus Christ?
- Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem in the year 6 B.C.
- The details of his early life are sketchy, but his life and career are recounted in the New Testament, which is more of a theological text than a biographical one.
- The incarnation of God, in the eyes of Christians, is Jesus Christ, and his teachings are used as a model for leading a more spiritual lifestyle.
- Christians believe that he died on the cross for the sins of all humanity and that he rose again from the grave.
Background and Early Life
- The four Gospels of the New Testament Bible, known as the Canonical gospels, were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and include the majority of the story of Jesus’ life.
- These are not traditional biographies in the contemporary sense, but rather narratives with an allegorical purpose.
- They are written in order to inspire trust in Jesus as the Messiah and the incarnation of God, who came to teach, suffer, and die in order to atone for the sins of the world.
- Jesus was born in Bethlehem about the year 6 B.C.
- In the beginning, his mother, Mary, was a virgin who was engaged to Joseph, a carpenter at the time of his birth.
- The Immaculate Conception, according to Christian belief, was the means through which Jesus was born.
- His ancestors may be traced back to the House of David in Jerusalem.
- Several passages in the Gospel of Matthew (2:1) state that Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great, who, upon learning of Jesus’ birth, felt threatened and attempted to assassinate him by ordering the execution of all of Bethlehem’s male infants under the age of two.
Although Mary and the infant were sent to Egypt until Herod’s death, Joseph was warned by an angel and returned with them to the town of Nazareth, in Galilee, where they remained until Herod’s death was announced.There is virtually little information available concerning Jesus’ early years.Jesus was twelve years old when he joined his parents on a visit to Jerusalem, and the Gospel of Luke (2:41-52) tells the story of how they were separated.
He was discovered several days later in a temple, where he was engaged in a discussion with some of Jerusalem’s elders about the state of the city.A carpenter is mentioned several times in the New Testament while Jesus was a young adult, and this occupation is mentioned several times in the Gospel of Matthew.Historically, it is thought that he began his ministry at the age of thirty, following his baptism by John the Baptist, who recognized Jesus as the Son of God upon seeing him.Following his baptism, Jesus journeyed into the Judean desert for 40 days and nights, fasting and meditating.
- The temptation of Christ is described in detail in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, among other places (known as the Synoptic Gospels).
- The Devil appeared to Jesus three times and offered him three temptations: once to transform stone into bread, once to fling himself off a mountain where angels would save him, and once to offer him all of the kingdoms of the earth.
- Jesus refused all three temptations.
- The Devil’s seduction was refused by Jesus on all three occasions, and he was expelled from the temple.
- Jesus returned to Galilee and made many journeys to surrounding villages during his time there.
- During this period, a number of individuals accepted his invitation to become his followers.
- Another was Mary Magdalene, who is initially mentioned in the Gospel of Luke (8:1–3) and then in all four gospels at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, according to the Bible.
- Despite the fact that she is not named in the context of the ″12 disciples,″ she is widely regarded as having been active in Jesus’ ministry from the beginning through his death and after that.
- Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene for the first time following his resurrection, according to the gospels of Mark and John.
- After his baptism, Jesus and his followers journeyed with his mother, Mary, to a wedding at Cana, Galilee, according to the Gospel of John (2:1-11).
- This marked the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.
- As a result, the wedding host had run out of wine, and Jesus’ mother approached him for assistance.
For a time, Jesus hesitated to interfere, but he eventually surrendered and requested a servant to bring him several huge jars of water to drink.He transformed the water into a wine that was superior in quality to any of the wines offered at the wedding.The occurrence is depicted in John’s gospel as the first indication of Jesus’ splendor and the beginning of his followers’ faith in him.
Following the wedding, Jesus, his mother Mary, and his followers journeyed to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Feast of the Passover.They came across moneychangers and businessmen who were selling their items at the temple.In a rare outburst of rage, Jesus overturned the tables and drove them out with a whip made of cords, stating that his Father’s home is not a place for merchants to dwell.When Jesus journeyed across Judea and Galilee, the Synoptic Gospels chronicled his journey, in which he used parables and miracles to demonstrate how prophecies were being fulfilled and that the kingdom of God was on the horizon.
- As news spread about Jesus’ teaching and healing of the ill and afflicted, more and more people came to believe in him and follow him.
- After a while, Jesus came to a level place, where he was surrounded by a large number of followers.
- The Sermon on the Mount is a series of talks delivered by Jesus during his time on the mountain, known as the Beatitudes, which encompass many of the spiritual teachings of love, humility, and compassion.
- In response to Jesus’ persistent preaching about the kingdom of God, the gathering crowds expanded in number and began to identify him as David’s son and as the Messiah.
When the Pharisees learned about this, they publicly questioned Jesus, accusing him of wielding Satan’s power against them.He justified his acts with plausible deniability, then questioned their logic and informed them that such thinking contradicted the might of God, which only served to cement their desire to work in opposition to him.Jesus and his followers met near the city of Caesarea Philippi for a discussion.Several times in the gospels of Matthew (16:13), Mark (8:27), and Luke (9:18), he is reported to have inquired, ″Who do you claim that I am?″ When asked the question, they were all perplexed; only Peter answered with the words, ″You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.″ Jesus blessed Peter, embracing the names of ″Christ″ and ″Son of God,″ and declared the declaration to be a heavenly revelation from God, according to the Bible.Later on in the gospels, Jesus named Peter as the leader of the church.Jesus then told his disciples of the Pharisees’ plot against him, as well as of his fate, which was to suffer and be slain, only to return from the dead on the third day after his death.
- A little more than a week later, Jesus brought three of his followers to the top of a mountain where they might pray in solitude.
- According to the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus’ face started to shine brightly like the sun, and his entire body was bathed in a brilliant white light as he spoke.
- Then the prophets Elijah and Moses arrived, and Jesus spoke with them in a private conversation.
- In the distance, a dazzling cloud appeared around them, and a voice said, ″This is my beloved Son, with whom I am pleased; pay attention to him.″ This occurrence, known as the Transfiguration, is regarded as a watershed moment in the history of Christian theology.
- Support for Jesus’ identification as Christ, the Son of the living God, is provided by this passage.
During the week leading up to the Passover celebration, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey.A large number of people met him at the city’s entrance with palm branches, which he accepted.It was they who hailed him as the Son of David, as well as the Son of the Most High God.The priests and Pharisees were concerned about the rising popularity of Jesus and believed he needed to be stopped.The final week of Jesus’ life in Jerusalem is described in all four Gospels.During this period, Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the grave, battled moneychangers and merchants in the temple, and engaged in a dispute with the high priests who questioned Jesus’s authority in the first century.
- He warned his disciples about the events that will take place in the following days, including the destruction of Jerusalem’s temple.
- Meanwhile, the chiefpriests and elders convened with Caiaphas, the high priest, and put preparations in action to have Jesus arrested and crucified.
- One of the disciples, Judas, met with the chiefpriests and informed them of the plan he had devised to surrender Jesus to the authorities.
- They agreed to pay him 30 pieces of silver in exchange for his services.
The Last Supper
- Jesus and his twelve disciples gathered for the Passover dinner, during which he spoke his final words of faith to them.
- He also foresaw his betrayal by one of the disciples and secretly informed Judas that it was he who had betrayed him.
- Peter was informed by Jesus that he would have denied knowing Jesus three times before the rooster crowed the next morning unless he repented.
- At the conclusion of the dinner, Jesus inaugurated the Eucharist, which in the Christian religion represents the establishment of a covenant between God and human beings.
- Immediately following the Last Supper, Jesus and his followers journeyed to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray.
- Jesus pleaded with God, asking if this cup (his pain and death) might be removed from him.
- He pleaded with a group of his followers to join him in prayer, but they refused to do so and fell asleep.
- Then the moment had arrived.
Suddenly, soldiers and government officials came, and Judas was among them.In order to identify him, he kissed the cheek of Jesus, and the soldiers arrested the young man.One of the disciples attempted to resist arrest by brandishing his sword and severing the ear of one of the officers.
But Jesus rebuked him and cured the soldier’s wound as a result of his actions.Following his incarceration, several of his disciples fled to safety in hiding.When Jesus was led to the high priest, he was questioned for several hours.He was spit on and hit as a result of his failure to respond.
- In the meantime, Peter had accompanied Jesus to the court of the high priests.
- While he was hiding in the shadows, three house servants approached him and inquired whether he was one of Jesus’ followers, which he categorically rejected each time.
- Every time a rejection was issued, the rooster crow.
- Then Jesus was escorted out of the house, where he stared straight into Peter’s eyes.
Jesus had informed Peter that he would betray him, and Peter sobbe