2012 Sources for Death of Jesus Project by wuzhengqin


									Pretty Much Complete Sources for Death of Jesus Project
1 A general site about Christianity and Jesus. #2,3,4,5,6,7,8, are from this site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/features/world_religions/christianity_life.shtml -

2 Christianity at a glance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/ataglance/glance.shtml -

3 Life of Jesus

4 The disciples

5 Mary Magdalene

6 Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus

7 History for kids – read the main Christianity page and Life of Jesus page

8 Why do Jews reject Jesus? (Jewish site)

1 Famous Trials – Jesus    - A fabulous website with a wealth of information - will have everything you
need - Chronology, Key trial figures are key sections.

2 The Sanhedrin and Questions and Answers are especially useful.

3 Key Figures from Famous Trials

4 Frontline (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/jesus/arrest.html                This website is
based on the television show “From Jesus to Christ” which reviews the birth and growth of Christianity
during its first centuries. The show interviewed a variety of scholars, both Jewish and Christian. Once you
reach the site, review the sections titled “Jesus Arrested and Executed” and “Why Was Jesus Killed.”
Really useful site where scholars answer questions.
5 From Jesus to Christ – Public Broadcasting – attempts to be neutral – scholarly. The whole site
6 Who was Judas? Questions and answers

7 Christian Answers is a World Wide Web ministry designed for effective evangelism, education and
discipleship through the Internet. Its main goal is ministry – Christian bias.

8 Gospel Mysteries      Christian bias but does give several points of view based on research. Has many
topics including about Pilate and why Jesus was crucified

9 Why was Jesus crucified – from Gospel Mysteries

10 Gospel According to Mark

11 Who killed Jesus? - Great source for trial

12 The Passion (death) of Christ

Citation Machine http://citationmachine.net/
Who was Jesus?

ANSWER: It depends upon who you ask.

To a Christian fundamentalist, or anyone who believes that the Bible was not only divinely inspired
but literally true, the answer is clear: the Jesus of the Bible is the Christ of Faith. Jesus was the Son of
God who walked on water, multiplied loaves of bread, cured the ill, and showed through his teachings
and death on the cross the path to salvation.

Most scholars, however, believe aspects of the life of Jesus were either incorrectly remembered or
fictionalized by gospel writers. The Jesus of history these scholars find varies with their degree of
skepticism about gospel accuracy and their own understanding of first-century political and religious

Some scholars have linked Jesus to the Zealot movement--a Jewish nationalist movement--that arose
in Galilee during Jesus' childhood. These scholars note that Simon (nicknamed "the Terrorist"), one of
the twelve disciples of Jesus, was a member of this armed resistance movement aimed at
overthrowing Roman control in Palestine. Some scholars have even suggested that Jesus may have
been executed for participating in an armed revolt in Jerusalem during Passover Week.
John Crossan, one of the most careful of the Jesus scholars--and a Christian himself--, rejects the
association of Jesus with any armed resistance movement. Crossan understands Jesus as "a peasant
revolutionary, but a radically social rather than an aggressively military one, with both a vision and
program for a Kingdom of God." Crossan sees Jesus as the proponent, in a land of privilege and
systemic injustice, of an alternative lifestyle--one that emphasized fundamental egalitarianism.

Bart Ehrman, another well-known Jesus scholar and author of Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New
Millenium, places Jesus in a line of prophets predicting the imminent end of time that appeared in
Palestine in response to the discrimination and cruelty of the terrible first-century.

From Jesus to Christ – Public Broadcasting – attempts to be neutral – scholarly.

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