In this week's lesson, we begin an exploration of the details and sequence of the crucifixion as presented in Mark - chapter 15.
Each of the Gospel writers presents the narrative with slight differences.
Mark's description of the procession to the cross is tightly worded with specific details. The question we will be asking is, why? Why those details in that order?
As we will see, the details in Mark 15 are extraordinarily similar to the details of the Roman Triumph - the procession that declares the power and victory of Rome.
Assuming Mark wrote in Rome - in the '60s - what would his first audience have thought?
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Sea of Galilee (pt. 17)
This week we complete our lesson on the Zealot movement and the impact it had on first-century Israel.
By 66 AD, the Zealots had pushed the nation into an all-out war with Rome.
The result of that war was that in 70 AD, Jerusalem and God's temple were destroyed.
Why was it that the second temple was destroyed?
Join us as we explore the reason provided by the Rabbis and how that compares to Jesus' overall message of forgiveness.
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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