Jesus [e] c. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically[g] although the quest for the historical Jesus has yielded major uncertainty on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the Jesus portrayed in the Bible reflects the historical Jesusas the only records of Jesus's life are contained in the four Gospels.
He preached orally  and was often referred to as " rabbi ".JESUS, MARY, AND WHAT IN FATE/GRAND ORDER!?!?
Christian doctrines include the beliefs that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spiritwas born of a virgin named Maryperformed miraclesfounded the Christian Churchdied by crucifixion as a sacrifice to achieve atonement for sinrose from the dead, and ascended into Heavenfrom where he will return. The Nicene Creed asserts that Jesus will judge the living and the dead  either before or after their bodily resurrection   an event tied to the Second Coming of Jesus in Christian eschatology.
A minority of Christian denominations reject Trinitarianismwholly or partly, as non-scriptural. His crucifixion is honored on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The widely used calendar era " AD ", from the Latin anno Domini "year of the Lord"and the equivalent alternative " CE ", are based on the approximate birthdate of Jesus.
Whatever Happened to the Twelve Apostles?
Jesus is also revered outside of Christianity. In IslamJesus commonly transliterated as Isa is considered one of God 's important prophets and the Messiah. The Quran states that Jesus never claimed divinity.
In contrast, Judaism rejects the belief that Jesus was the awaited Messiah, arguing that he did not fulfill Messianic propheciesand was neither divine nor resurrected.
The name Yeshua appears to have been in use in Judea at the time of the birth of Jesus. Since the early period of Christianity, Christians have commonly referred to Jesus as "Jesus Christ". Christians of the time designated Jesus as "the Christ" because they believed him to be the Messiah, whose arrival is prophesied in the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament.
In postbiblical usage, Christ became viewed as a name—one part of "Jesus Christ". The term " Christian " meaning a follower of Christ has been in use since the 1st century. Portals: Christianity Bible. The four canonical gospels MatthewMarkLukeand John are the foremost sources for the life and message of Jesus. Some early Christian groups had separate descriptions of the life and teachings of Jesus that are not included in the New Testament. Most scholars conclude that these are written much later and are less reliable accounts than the canonical gospels.
The canonical gospels are four accounts, each written by a different author. The authors of the gospels are all anonymous, attributed by tradition to the four evangelistseach with close ties to Jesus:  Mark by John Markan associate of Peter;  Matthew by one of Jesus' disciples;  Luke by a companion of Paul mentioned in a few epistles;  and John by another of Jesus' disciples,  the " beloved disciple ". One important aspect of the study of the gospels is the literary genre under which they fall.
Genre "is a key convention guiding both the composition and the interpretation of writings". Some recent studies suggest that the genre of the gospels ought to be situated within the realm of ancient biography.
Concerning the accuracy of the accounts, viewpoints run the gamut from considering them as inerrant descriptions of the life of Jesus,  to doubting whether they are historically reliable on a number of points,  to considering them to provide very little historical information about his life beyond the basics. Since Matthew and Luke also share some content not found in Mark, many scholars explain this by assuming that another source commonly called the " Q source " was used by these two authors in addition to Mark.
The Synoptics emphasize different aspects of Jesus. He not only speaks God's Word; he is God's Word. In general, the authors of the New Testament showed little interest in an absolute chronology of Jesus or in synchronizing the episodes of his life with the secular history of the age.
The Gospels of Matthew and Luke offer two accounts of the genealogy of Jesus. Matthew traces Jesus' ancestry to Abraham through David. Matthew has twenty-seven generations from David to Joseph, whereas Luke has forty-two, with almost no overlap between the names on the two lists. Matthew and Luke each describe Jesus' birth, especially that Jesus was born to a virgin named Mary in Bethlehem in fulfillment of prophecy.
Luke's account emphasizes events before the birth of Jesus and centers on Mary, while Matthew's mostly covers those after the birth and centers on Joseph.
In Matthew, Joseph is troubled because Mary, his betrothed, is pregnant Matthew — 20but in the first of Joseph's three dreams an angel assures him not to be afraid to take Mary as his wife, because her child was conceived by the Holy Spirit. They find Jesus in a house in Bethlehem. Jesus is now a child and not an infant.Readers of the New Testament may eventually find themselves wondering about the fate of the many people that appear, especially the apostles who were so important to Jesus and to whom he gave his commission to take the Gospel to the world.
Little can be gleaned from the New Testament, but other sources throw some light on what may have happened to a few of these men and women. Of the twelve original apostles, Judas Iscariot died at the time Jesus was sentenced to death.
What Does the Bible Say About Fate
Of the remaining eleven, there is only a New Testament account of the death of James the Greater, the son of Zebedee and brother of the apostle John some ten years later. The fate of the remainder and where they preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ comes from a variety of ancient traditions.
Such traditions also apply to Matthias who replaced Judas Iscariot, and to the death of the apostle Paul. Few, if any of the traditions can be proved, but for some, the circumstantial evidence appears quite strong.
Why Jesus Was Betrayed by Judas Iscariot
This part actually starts with John the Baptist whose fate, in contrast with most of the apostles, is documented in three of the Gospels.
Paul's travels are recorded in Acts. Matthew ; Mark ; Luke Matthew - "About this time as Jesus was being rejected in Nazareth for the second time Herod, governor of the province Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee and Pereaheard the reports about Jesus healing and preaching and said to his men, "This must be John the Baptist: he has risen from the dead.
That is why miraculous powers are at work in him. For previously Herod had arrested John and had him bound and put in prison believed to be the fortress of Machaerus in Pereaall on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip not Philip the tetrarch of Iturea and Trachonitis.
For John had said to him, "It is not right for you to have this woman. But during Herod's birthday celebrations Herodias' daughter Salome, daughter of Philip and Herodias delighted him by dancing before his guests, so much so that he swore to giver her anything she liked to ask.
And she, prompted by her mother, said, "I want you to give me, here and now, on a dish, the head of John the Baptist! So he sent men and had John beheaded in the prison.
Then his head was carried in on a dish and presented to the young girl who handed it to her mother. Later John's disciples came, took his body and buried it.
Then they went and told the news to Jesus. Mark - "All this preaching and healing of the twelve apostles came to the ears of king Herod, for Jesus' reputation was spreading, and people were saying that John the Baptist had risen from the dead, and that was why he was showing such miraculous powers.
Others maintained that he was Elijah, and others that he was one of the prophets of the old days come back again. But when Herod heard of all this, he said, "It must be John whom I beheaded, risen from the dead! For Herod himself had sent and arrested John and had him bound in prison, all on account of Herodias, wife of his brother Philip.
He used to listen to him and be profoundly disturbed, and yet he enjoyed hearing him. Then a good opportunity came, for Herod gave a birthday party for his courtiers and army commanders and for the leading people in Galilee.
Herodias' daughter came in and danced, to the great delight of Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, "Ask me anything you like and I will give it to you!
And she went and spoke to her mother, "What shall I ask for? The girl rushed back to the king's presence, and made her request.
Herod was aghast, but because of his oath and the presence of his guests, he did not like to refuse her. So he sent one of the palace guardsman straightaway to bring him John's head.
He went off and beheaded him in the prison, brought back his head on the dish, and gave it to the girl who handed it to her mother. When his disciples heard what had happened, they came and took away the body and put it in a tomb.
Luke - "All these things the preaching and healing by the twelve apostles came to the ears of Herod the tetrarch and caused him acute anxiety, because some people were saying that John had risen from the dead, some maintaining that the prophet Elijah had appeared, and others that one of the old-time prophets had come back.
The twelve original apostles follow in the same order as Matthew Peter worked among the Jews before he eventually reached Rome, where he was traditionally the first bishop. Apparently he was crucified, head-down, at his own request.
Later traditions claim that St. Peter's in Rome was built over his grave.The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical reference, but most theologians assume a year of birth between 6 BC and 4 BC. The nativity accounts in the New Testament gospels of Matthew and Luke do not mention a date or time of year for the birth of Jesus. He also implies that Jesus could have been as much as two years old at the time of the visit of the Magibecause Herod ordered the murder of all boys up to the age of two years, "in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi".
Matthew  In addition, if the phrase "about 30" is interpreted to mean 32 years old, this could fit a date of birth just within the reign of Herod, who died in 4 BC. Luke mentions the reign of Herod shortly before the birth of Jesus,  and places the birth during the Census of Quiriniuswhich the Jewish historian Josephus described as taking place circa AD 6 in his book Antiquities of the Jews written c.
Another approach to estimating the year of birth is based on an attempt to work backwards from the point when Jesus began preaching, using the statement in Luke that he was "about 30 years of age" at that time.
This date is independently confirmed by John's reference in John to the Temple being in its 46th year of construction when Jesus began his ministry during Passover, which corresponds to around 27—29 AD according to scholarly estimates. Despite the modern celebration of Christmas in December, neither the Gospel of Luke nor Gospel of Matthew mention a season for Jesus' birth.
Scholarly arguments have been made regarding whether shepherds would have been grazing their flock during the winter, with some scholars challenging a winter birth for Jesus  and some defending the idea by citing the mildness of winters in ancient Israel and rabbinic rules regarding sheep near Bethlehem before February.
Alexander Murray of History Today argues that the celebration of Christmas as the birth day of Jesus is based on a date of a pagan feast rather than historical analysis.
Saturnalia was held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities up through 23 December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn and in the Roman Forum, as well as a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms. The Roman festival of Natalis Solis Invicti has also been suggested, since it was celebrated on December 25th and was associated with some prominent emperors.
Alternately, December 25 may have been selected due to its proximity to the winter solstice because of its symbolic theological significance.
After the solstice, the days begin to lengthen with longer hours of sunlight, which Christians see as representing the Light of Christ entering the world. This symbolism applies equally to the celebration of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist on June 24, near the summer solsticebased on John's remark about Jesus "He must increase; I must decrease.
In the 1st and 2nd centuries, the Lord's Day Sunday was the earliest Christian celebration and included a number of theological themes. In the 2nd century, the Resurrection of Jesus became a separate feast now called Easter and in the same century Epiphany began to be celebrated in the Eastern Churches on 6 January.
The earliest source stating 25 December as the date of birth of Jesus is likely a book by Hippolytus of Romewritten in the early 3rd century.
He based his view on the assumption that the conception of Jesus took place at the Spring equinox which Hippolytus placed on 25 March, and then added nine months to calculate the date of birth. That date was then used for the Christmas celebration.Saver's true identity is Jesus of Nazaraththe legendary Messiah from Catholocism.
Born into the Jewish faith, he was the son of the Christian God who became the Messiah for both the Jewish and Christian faiths before being nailed to the cross and pierced by the Lance of Longinus, also known as the Spear of Destiny, becoming possibly the most famous martyr in all of mythology.
It allows Jesus of Nazarath to increase all of the stats of those whom he deems as true heroes. It's ranked EX. Upon activation, the crown will appear on his head, and he'll begin to bleed from his forehead slowly. After that, out of the ground will emerge a potentially limitless amount of gigantic vines from the Hawthorne Tree, the purpose of which is to restrain his enemies. Jesus is able to use this Noble Phantasm to retrain literally as many as he wants to, even entire armies.
If they refuse to quit struggling, then he can squeeze them tightly enough to crush them to death, although, due to Jesus' kind and benevolent nature, he never likes to resort to this if he doesn't absolutely have to. These vines are also capable of blocking overwhelmingly powerful attacks, even Noble Phantasms ranked EX.
It's a Reality Marble which allows Jesus to put an opponent through the same suffering and death that he was put through. Upon activation his inner world manifests, which takes the form of a baron desert.
The enemy will be forcefully tied to a cross, and a bunch of ancient people that he'll manifest will slowly nail the person to the cross. The victim will face overwhelmingly excruciating pain, but they'll be kept alive until the end.
The Crown of Thorns will also appear on their head to make it as accurate as possible. After all the nails have been hammered in, someone will seal the deal by stabbing them in their side with the Lance of Longinus, also known as the Spear of Destiny. It's a unique Noble Phantasm because despite being classified as a Reality Marble the Reality Marble only exists in his opponents mind, not in the real world.
The ability of Reverse Longinus allows him to inflict all of the pain that was inflicted onto him during his crusifiction onto one single enemy at a time. Jesus considers this power to be the "greatest curse" that could ever be granted to a true messiah, as he doesn't like to hurt others, let alone make them suffer like he had, but he will if he has to, which usually involves him hearing a "voice form God.
All we know about it is that it's rank is EX, it's type is Divine, Anti-Army, and Anti-Demon, it could potentially effect at leastand at most 1, and it's the ultimate representation of his status as the Son of God. Sign In Don't have an account?
Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Categories :.Matthew ,10 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God…. Matthew ,42 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? Matthew ,32 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, ….
Exodus ,7 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? Numbers Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice.
Exodus So the people contended with Moses, "Give us water to drink. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers.
Matthew ,10 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God… Matthew ,42 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say?Jesus not only knew his destiny, but what fate awaited him at each step of the way.
Fate rules and shapes our destiny until we are prepared to begin our return home to Other Earth. Participation happens willfully and the outcome is directly related to our individual path of salvation. Whether we choose to recognize it or not is a matter of free choice, based on the decisions we have made in the past. With fate driving destiny, unless we exercise our will, the future can be read like an open book.
Jesus said, I come to fulfill the prophecies of the scriptures. Fate means your life has been laid out for you and you just experience what comes naturally. Do you see in life how people form various groups; like attracting like?
You can belong to a group, but quit the group and they spurn you. If you are not with them, you are against them. Like bonds with like. So let us take a look at the fate and destiny of Jesus from the religious point of view of his time. And what wisdom is this which is given unto him. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. What new doctrine is this? And immediately his fame spread abroad throughtout all the region round about Galilee. For with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits and they come out.
And the fame of him went out unto every place of the country round about. And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round.
Behold, the world has gone after him. For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him. And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. For many bare witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.Pontius PilateLatin in full Marcus Pontius Pilatusdied after 36 ceRoman prefect governor of Judaea 26—36 ce under the emperor Tiberius who presided at the trial of Jesus and gave the order for his crucifixion.
Pontius Pilate was the Roman prefect governor of Judaea 26—36 CE who presided at the trial of Jesus and gave the order for his crucifixion. As the prefect of Roman-occupied Palestinehe insulted the religious sensibilities of his Jewish subjects by promoting Roman religion and emperor worship.
He provoked both Jews and Samaritans to rioting during his tenure, and he later had to stand trial in Rome for cruelty and oppression. According to the traditional account of his life, Pilate was a Roman equestrian knight of the Samnite clan of the Pontii hence his name Pontius. He was appointed prefect of Judaea through the intervention of Sejanusa favourite of the Roman emperor Tiberius. That his title was prefect is confirmed by an inscription from Caesarea in ancient Palestine.
Protected by Sejanus, Pilate incurred the enmity of Jews in Roman-occupied Palestine by insulting their religious sensibilities, as when he hung worship images of the emperor throughout Jerusalem and had coins bearing pagan religious symbols minted. He was then ordered back to Rome to stand trial for cruelty and oppression, particularly on the charge that he had executed men without proper trial.
Judgments of the man himself must be made inferentially, almost entirely on the basis of later Jewish and Christian writings, chiefly those of Josephus and the New Testament. They seem to picture a headstrong strict authoritarian Roman leader who, although both rational and practical, never knew how far he should go in a given case. He provoked both Jews and Samaritans to riot. The New Testament suggests that Pilate had a weak, vacillating personality.
Would the mob be just as happy if he released Barabbas instead of Jesus on the feast day Mark ff. Pilate weakly capitulates.
Clearly, as an index to the character and personality of Pilate, the New Testament is devastating, but it is preoccupied with concerns of the nascent Christian communitiesincreasingly making their way among the Gentiles and eager to avoid giving offense to Roman authorities. An early church tradition that had taken a favourable opinion of Pilate persisted in some churches into the early 21st century.
He and his wife are venerated in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church ; their feast day is June Pontius Pilate. Article Media. Info Print Cite.