King of the Jews: Jesus and the Messianic Age

King of the Jews: Jesus and the Messianic Age

by Ed Beckstrom

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595174201
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Part IThe Man From The Galilee1
1Out of the Ancient (And Not So Ancient) Past3
The Ancient Views About Jesus3
Previous Quests for the Historical Jesus8
Today's Third Quest9
2The Land, The People, The Faith18
The Land18
The Galilee21
Samaria22
Judea23
The People24
A Nation of Peasants24
The Clean and Unclean25
The Faith29
Religious Parties29
Sadducees30
Pharisees32
Essenes35
The Sanhedrin39
3The Early Years41
The Scene41
Jesus' Birth47
Jesus' Early Years60
4The King--MESSIAH?!65
The Baptism65
The Temptation73
5The Mission Begins81
The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry81
Disciples83
Women Disciples83
Men other than the "Twelve"86
The Council of the Twelve87
The "Official" lists90
6Family Portrait--Internal Conflict98
In The Galilee98
Jesus and his Family103
Jesus' Social Status109
7The Conflict with the Religious Parties117
The Sadducees and Essenes117
Jesus' Fight With the Pharisees126
8Rabbi Jesus--The Controversy Broadens142
Jesus as Messiah142
Jesus as Son of Man148
The Kingdom of God/Heaven--The Messianic Age149
The Second Coming and the End of the World153
Parables158
9"A Wise Man...a Doer of Wonderful Works"--Josephus164
The First Miracle164
Miracle or Fraud?166
10The Showdown in Jerusalem173
The Trip to Jerusalem173
The Entry into Jerusalem180
Trouble in the House of God183
11The Cross--Defeat or Victory?190
The Last Supper190
The Prayer of Agony192
The Judas Kiss195
The Arrest and Trials197
The Crucifixion202
The Empty Tomb208
Part IIThe Man From Tarsus211
12The East Meets West in Saul/Paul215
The Man from Two Worlds215
The Conversion222
He Turns his Mission Toward the Gentiles224
13The Church Teeters Over Controversy226
Dissension in the Kingdom226
The Messianic Jewish Church in Jerusalem232
The "Christian Church" Begins-in Antioch234
The Fight over Gentiles236
14The Jews and Salvation--According to Paul253
Christian Exclusivity253
God's Other Plan of Salvation257
About the Author265
For Further Reading267
Index269

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