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Art of the Gospels, Quiz Time

Okay, readers, we have been working though the Gospels, inspecting art in Rome which portrays many of the stories.  Now, it’s time for a quiz to see how well you were paying attention.  If you live in the USA, you … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 13, Jesus’ Resurrection

On the third day after his crucifixion, the earth quaked, the Roman guards fell as if dead, angels appeared, and Jesus rose from the tomb.   Though resurrected, the Gospels suggested that he was not in a physical form.  He … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 12, The Death of Jesus

At the Last Supper, after Jesus announced that one of his followers would betray him, he instructed Judas to leave and make his arrangements quickly. Judas went to the Jewish leaders, to bargain a price for delivering Jesus to them. … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 11: Prophecies in Preparation for the Death of Jesus

Before Jesus is arrested, he has several meetings with his disciples and followers. At one dinner, in the house of Simon the Leper, his friends, Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, whom Jesus has raised from death, were present. The Evangelists’ accounts … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 10, Jesus’ Conflict with the Jewish Leaders

The prophecies which Jesus had been making regarding his arrest, death, and resurrection become actions as Passover approaches.  First he must enter Jerusalem.  Triumphal entries of kings was a tradition in Rome.  About 100 hundred triumphal arches were errected in … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 9, Jesus’ Ministry Around Perea

Jesus had been performing healing throughout his ministry. At times, people seeking him out appeared more interested in relief from their afflictions than to hear his teaching. These ranged from elimination of life long conditions, such as blindness and not … Continue reading

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Art of the Gospels, Part 8: Jesus’ Ministry in Judea

Jesus and the Gospel writers use metaphorical images throughout the narratives of his life. John opens with the comparison of Jesus to language, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” … Continue reading

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