They tell how Jesus generally avoided luxury, was happy to talk with "tax collectors" and "sinners," favored the poor and frequently clashed with Jewish religious leaders, who doubted his claim that he was the Messiah. Large crowds sometimes followed him, hoping that he would cure sick people, the Gospels say. He sometimes clashed with his 12 disciples, scolding them when they showed a lack of faith or endurance.
At one point he gave his disciples the ability to perform miracles in his name. When they were unable to exorcise an "impure spirit" from a boy, Jesus was furious. How long shall I put up with you?
Jesus spoke about the end times, saying that the skies will be darkened and "nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines The Gospels claim that one of Jesus' disciples, Judas Iscariot , betrayed Jesus by making a deal with a group of Jewish religious leaders to help them arrest Jesus in exchange for money. The leaders then took Jesus before Pontius Pilate , the Roman prefect governor of Judea, where he was put on trial.
The stories told in the Gospels claim that Pilate was reluctant to find Jesus guilty but was pushed toward the verdict by a mob who wanted Jesus to be crucified. The stories claim that after Jesus was crucified and placed in a tomb, he came back to life. It's uncertain exactly when Jesus was crucified. Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea between A. The stories told in the Gospels indicate that Jesus' trial and crucifixion took place around Passover , a Jewish holiday that occurs in spring.
Academic journal article Lutheran Theological Journal. Gerhard Lohfink, Jesus of Nazareth: what he wanted, who he was, trans. This is an important book on the historical Jesus, valuable for teaching Christology and for personal reflection. But don't take my word for it. Distinguished New Testament scholar and editor of the volume Sacra Pagina commentary series Daniel Harrington refers to it as 'the best Jesus book I know'.
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