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Understanding Jesus : cultural insights into the words and deeds of Christ

Author: Joe Amaral
Publisher: New York : FaithWords, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Amaral's premise is that to understand Jesus, we must understand the time and place in which he was born, the background from which he drew his illustrations, and the audience he spoke to. Throughout the book he explores specific terms, places, and events for their significance and shows how they add richness and meaning to the text. --from publisher description.
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Amaral
ISBN: 9780446584760 0446584762
OCLC Number: 668192295
Description: xi, 191 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction. A remarkable discovery ; First-century idioms ; The life of Jesus ; Four Messianic miracles ; The Feasts of the Lord (Lev. 23:1-44) ; The Early Church and the Feasts ; A note on sources --
Jesus and John. The birth of John the Baptist ; The birth of Jesus ; The baptism of Jesus --
The ministry in Galilee. In the Nazareth synagogue ; The first messianic miracle : healing a leper ; "Fence laws" ; Washing the feet of Jesus ; The second messianic miracle : casting out a mute demon ; The tzitzit (prayer shawl) prophecy ; All foods are clean ; Binding and loosing ; The gates of Hades ; The transfiguration ; The mustard seed --
At the Feast in Jerusalem. The feast of trumpets ; The day of atonement ; The feast of tabernacles ; Writing in the sand ; The third messianic miracle : healing a man born blind --
The ministry in Judea. The feast of dedication ; The cost of discipleship ; The camel and the eye of the needle ; The fourth messianic miracle : the raising of Lazarus after four days --
The final week in Jerusalem. The triumphal entry ; Taxes to Caesar ; The feast of Passover ; Jesus in the garden ; Pilate washes his hands of Jesus --
Crucifixion to Pentecost. The feast of Passover : the crucifixion of God's Passover lamb ; The burial : the feast of unleavened bread ; The resurrection : the feast of firstfruits ; The ascension and giving of the spirit : the feast of Pentecost.
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With his fresh perspective on the Jewish heritage of Jesus, author Joe Amaral shows what being a disciple meant in the first century, and what it means for Christians living in the 21st  Read more...

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