Behold the Man: The Real Life of the Historical Jesus

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Universal-Publishers, 2002 - 701 pages
BEHOLD THE MAN - THE REAL LIFE OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS dramatizes the real life of the historical Jesus, from manger to tomb and beyond, covering: Jesus? boyhood in Galilee--a lush, turbulent land famous for revolutionaries and mystics The real medical science behind Jesus? amazing ability to heal illness and suffering How popular expectations of the imminent end of history shaped Jesus? worldview Jesus? life-or-death struggle with the Roman/Hebrew theo-political establishment Pontius Pilate's fateful alliance with Sejanus, traitorous aide to Roman Emperor Tiberius

? April 7, 30 A.D., the day Jesus achieved his penultimate goal: execution on a Roman cross. The historical truth behind the Resurrection, and Jesus? unparalleled impact on the world FORGET ABOUT apocryphal legends, fanciful myths, and the pale, lifeless, porcelain Jesus of children's stories...HERE IS JESUS in his real historical setting, faced with immense challenges and terrifying dangers, yet refusing to compromise his faith no matter what the cost.

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Contents

25 Who Do You Say I Am?
333
26 Better One Man Should Die
347
The Passion
365
27 Reconstructing the Passion
367
Funeral March to Victory
377
The Occupation
393
30 House of Desolation
411
31 The Last Supper
425

7 Zero Hour
73
8 Galilee
87
9 Jerusalem
101
10 Romes Man in Judea
121
11 A House Divided
137
12 Catching the Thoughts of God
151
13 Baptizer
163
14 The Secret of Secrets
173
THE PUBLIC MINISTRY
185
15 Reconstructing the Miracles
187
16 Signs of the Times
213
17 The Twelve
231
18 Sermon on the Mount
243
19 Hear and Hear but Do Not Understand
259
20 The Scripture Come True
277
21 Mission of the Twelve
291
22 The Last Day
303
23 Will You Go Away Also?
313
24 Transfiguration
323
32 Whose Will Be Done?
437
33 Behold the Man
453
34 Crux
463
35 Inside the Tomb
489
36 Those Who Have Seen
503
THE WORLD THAT JESUS PRODUCED
513
37 The Bridge Between the Worlds
515
38 Kingdom Come
527
39 According to Mark
539
40 Matthews Account
555
41 The Doctors Order
563
42 Behold the Christ
571
43 The Arena
579
CONCLUSION
593
Charts
610
bibliography
613
endnotes
623
index
692

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Page 643 - Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times. But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.
Page 277 - Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Page 254 - If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Page 243 - The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.
Page 247 - Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake for theirs
Page 590 - He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty, and then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never owned a home. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put his feet inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but himself.
Page 425 - How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport, That now on Pompey's basis lies along, No worthier than the dust ? Cas.

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