The Link Between Jesus Of Nazareth And Jesus Christ.

2891 words - 12 pages

The foundations of many of the world's religions have developed over periods of time spanning centuries. The scriptures relating to each religion emerge as an authorative source, which authenticate these foundations. The foundation of Christianity, the religion of Jesus Christ, is based upon historical events, the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth. This period is believed to have spanned thirty three years. This leaves one to question, "Did Jesus of Nazareth really exist?" and "Can the foundations of a religion be developed over such a short period of time?" There is historical evidence outside of the bible, which can prove the existence of Jesus of Nazareth. There is also biblical evidence from the Old Testament, which can prove the New Testament scriptures. The evidence, which will be provided, will show that Jesus of Nazareth was more than just a historical figure. It will show that Christianity developed from the Jewish beliefs and the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth.There are several non-biblical and non-Christian sources available which support the facts that Jesus actually did exist as a historical person. Josephus, Tacitus, and Pliny the Younger and the 'Talmud', all spoke of Jesus of Nazareth in their records. It is important to note that the historicity of these sources met the criteria used by historians to determine if a person lived in history, if an event occurred in history and if a work of literature could be attributed to a supposed author. They are historical documents.Flavius Josephus was born around 37 A.D. and died 100 A.D. He was a Jewish aristocrat who led rebel troops against the Romans in Galilee during the First Jewish Revolt (66-73 A.D.) He later betrayed the Jews, and served the Romans. He wrote two massive historical works, "The Jewish War" and "Jewish Antiquities". John the Baptist, James the Just (brother of Jesus), and Christ are all mentioned in "Jewish Antiquities". Twice Josephus mentions Jesus. One time is in reference to his brother James the Just (head of the Christian church in Jerusalem)."... brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others, [or, some of his companions]; and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned:"As remarkable as this statement may be there is another which is even more astounding. It is in what is now known as the Testimonium, in the 18th book of "Jewish Antiquities". We learn from this passage a great deal about the life of Jesus. We learn that Jesus lived. He was a teacher and miracle worker. He had followers both among the Jews and the Gentiles. He was condemned to the cross by Pontius Pilate. His followers didn't stop following him even after he was crucified and the Christian movement, founded in Jesus' name, still existed at the time of the writing of "Jewish Antiquities" (93-94 A.D.)"... About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a...

Find Another Essay On The link between jesus of nazareth and jesus christ.

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ Essay

2655 words - 11 pages The New Testament includes four Gospels that encompass a variety of narrative accounts relating to Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Matthew; is sequentially placed as the first book within the New Testament. Furthermore, it is a canonical account of the life of Jesus, and is recognized as one of the synoptic Gospels. These accounts are divided into twenty eight chapters that appear in the form of a parable, proverb, law, or miracle story found within

The Life of Jesus Christ Essay

1129 words - 5 pages Jesus’ life was told through the writings and tales of his apostles which are found in the New Testament in the Bible. His ideas were unconventional during the Jewish religious establishment. There is little knowledge of Jesus’ life from infancy until the age of thirty and the mystery in the years before Jesus taught, between the ages of twelve and thirty years old. Jesus publicly ministered for approximately three years before he was

The Leadership of Jesus Christ

3511 words - 14 pages vital to business and politics, but it is most essential in religion. In the arsenal of religion, the greatest example of leadership is Jesus Christ. Today’s church leaders can gleam principles of leadership from Jesus’ ministry. Some attributes of Jesus’ leadership skills are authenticity; His ministry began and ends with this quality. “‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to

The Ressurection of Jesus Christ

1529 words - 6 pages The Resurrection of Jesus ChristNo other event in history has been the object of as much scrutiny and criticism as the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Christ is the basis upon which all Christianity stands. If the resurrection never happened, then there would be no Christianity, as the Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:14, 'And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.' This is why

The Incarnation of Jesus Christ

1224 words - 5 pages being human we ask ourselves many questions. Why is Jesus the most qualified to come back to earth? Why are humans so self centered? Why was salvation needed in the first place? I will be answering these questions and many more in my paper. The first point I would like to address is why Jesus was the most qualified to come back to earth. Jesus is our savior and will always be our savior no matter what the situation. “The renewal of the creation has

Religion and Jesus Christ.

939 words - 4 pages was the person who I wanted to emulate the most, he was the most devout of all of my friends, and he had been addicted to drugs? God did not seem like some high and mighty king in the sky after that. The parable about the shepherd who left his flock to find one lost sheep actually became believable. That was the beginning of my journey to Heaven. It has been a bumpy road since then, full of hills and valleys. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior

The Honor and Shame of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

1370 words - 5 pages To understand both the honor and shame involved in the gospel pertaining to Jesus Christ, honor and shame will be defined according to the ancient Mediterranean and Greco-Roman world. A person born in either world during the first century, was taught to “seek honor and avoid disgrace”. The universal definition of Honor could be best described as the “public acknowledgment of a person’s worth”. There were two possible routes in which one

Defense of the Humanity of Jesus Christ

1954 words - 8 pages Defense of the Humanity of Christ. Jesus Christ was without a doubt a real, living, breathing human being. His human nature is separate and distinct from His divine nature, yet unified in the person that He is. He was not God merely making himself appear as a person: He was truly human. Jesus's humanity is very clear from the testimony of scripture and records of his life. Jesus's humanity is attested to by scripture through the accounts of

Suffering Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

1158 words - 5 pages Suffering Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ Suffering, Death, and Resurrection are three key beliefs for Christians. They are closely linked together as Jesus suffered died and was resurrected. A modern day example of someone who suffered for their beliefs and for other people is James Mawdsley. After hearing about the terrible conditions in Burma, while backpacking in New Zealand. James decided to

The Leadership Lessons of Jesus Christ

4612 words - 18 pages The Leadership Lessons of Jesus Christ When we talk about Jesus as a leader, we may imply two different forms: Jesus as the only Son of God, God of the universe, or the risen Christ as being one with God; or Jesus as the 1 st century flesh and blood human being, the historical figure. Since the purpose of studying leadership is to improve one's own leadership skills, it makes sense to analyze Jesus' applicable traits, actions, and

Jesus Christ: The Importance of his Miracles

1217 words - 5 pages controlled by evil forces; the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying that he was possessed by Beelzebub, and that he drove out devils because he was in league with the prince of devils [Mk.3:22, Phillips].” Many people did not know what to think about Jesus Christ. Jesus did the miracles to all kinds of people. In the book by Roy J. Porter (p 158) it says that “In first instance, Jesus’ healings were a response to individual

Similar Essays

Jesus Of Nazareth Essay

2070 words - 8 pages Introduction In this essay, I am writing an account in formal English, but report format. In it the last five major events; The Last Supper, The Arrest of Jesus, The death of Judas, The Crucifixion, and The resurrection of Christ's life as seen in the video, Jesus of Nazareth. I will compare it to the four biblical accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Relate them to the main mass. I will then end my essay with my conclusion of what I

Jesus Of Nazareth Essay

2312 words - 9 pages One of the most controversial figures of history, Jesus of Nazareth is also one of the most influential. His short life and ministry sparked the beginning of a new religion that has grown to be one of the biggest in the world today, and has been the subject of intense debate among scholars and the population in general for centuries now. Some groups, such as the Jesus Seminar, assert that the historical Jesus did not say or do most of the things

The Influence Of Jesus Of Nazareth

1147 words - 5 pages The Influence of Jesus of Nazareth The influence of Jesus of Nazareth, the man, was enormous in his lifetime two millenniums ago, but even more incredible is how his influence has increased today as a member of Christianity's Holy Trinity. Nearly two billion of the world's people worship Jesus as the Son of God today, and even more participate in the mission he began of giving oneself through service to others. Jesus was born between B.C

The Birth Of Jesus Of Nazareth.

1600 words - 7 pages CE. And Salm's research shows that the rest of the material from the Nazareth site dates well after the time of Jesus Christ. There simply is no demonstrative evidence from the Nazareth site that dates to the time of Jesus Christ and to Hellenistic times. In fact one awkward fact after another stands in the way of such a claim. For example the church of the enunciation at Nazareth, the largest Christian structure in the middle east, is a primary