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The Life of Jesus. The Quest for the Historical Jesus (1906, Albert Schweitzer) 4 canonical gospels (widely accepted by the early Christian community) The Gnostic gospels (later stories, rejected). Apocrypha: books not considered canonical by certain churches or denominations.

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The life of jesus

The Life of Jesus

  • The Quest for the Historical Jesus (1906, Albert Schweitzer)

  • 4 canonical gospels (widely accepted by the early Christian community)

  • The Gnostic gospels (later stories, rejected)

  • Apocrypha:

    books not considered canonical

    by certain churches or denominations

Earliest references to Jesus outside of the Bible:

Josephus: Jewish Antiquities, 93 AD

Tacitus: Annals of Rome,116 AD

Historical summary outside the Bible: Jesus was a Jewish rabbi who was executed by the Roman governor Pontius Pilate for stirring up religious unrest in Jerusalem.


New testament

Passion

death

resurrection

ascension

Pentecost

Peter & Paul killed

Estimated birth of Jesus (Gregorian calendar)

Jesus’ public mission begins

Rebellion & destruction of Jerusalam

Mark

New Testament

John

Rev

Luke

0-4 AD 30 31 33 66 70 100 AD

Matt

Epistles

  • Epistles (letters)

  • The Gospels of the

    4 evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John

    * Acts of the Apostles

    * Revelation

These are all

Greek documents.

Hellenized Judaism in a Hellenized Roman Empire.

Widely used symbols for the 4 evangelists:

man , lion, bull, eagle


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