Sea of Galilee (pt. 16)
We know from Paul's statements that he acted 'zealously' regarding the Torah and resorted to violence against the early Christians.
But what about Paul's upbringing? What are the factors in his upbringing that would have led to this type of behavior?
In this video, we explore some of the factors in Paul's background. In particular, we look at his parents and a comment about Paul's parents from the early Church scholar Jerome.
Join us as we take this ever so brief look at Paul through the lens of 'Zealot.'
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Sea of Galilee (pt. 15)
In today's lesson, we explore how the mindset of the Zealot movement likely influenced some of the attitudes and actions of the disciples.
Jesus called disciples who were 'zealous' about the word of God and then had to channel that passion in the right direction: loving their neighbor and serving those who were on the margins of the Greco-Roman world.
Finally, we look at Judas Iscariot - was this his last name? We explore his name and his betrayal of Jesus in light of the direction the Zealots were driving the country.
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Zealots part 2
Sea of Galilee (pt 14)
This week's video brings the history of the Zealots closer to Jesus' ministry.
We explore some of the political events - leading up to the time of Jesus' birth - in the region of Galilee that involved the zealots and set the stage for the movement in the first century.
We briefly explore the city of Sepphoris which was the administrative center of Galilee and how this city intersects with the zealots and with Jesus' upbringing.
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Sea of Galilee - (pt. 13)
Today's lesson begins a short series that focuses on the Zealots and the Zealot movement in first-century Israel.
The headquarters for the Zealot movement was located in a city near the Sea of Galilee called Gamla (see the links below to read more about Gamla).
Jesus continually interacts with the Zealots or those whose thinking had been influenced by the Zealots. He even has a disciple named Simon called "the Zealot" (see Mark 3:18).
Raising our awareness of the Zealots will help us understand the actions of many of the disciples and those who wanted to make Jesus their king.
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