Topics: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel of Luke Pages: 2 (507 words) Published: December 9, 2012
Vhyjdf jbfsds idshfis isdihfi Jesus (probably born between 7 and 4 BC/BCE, killed between 30 and 34 AD/CE[note 1] in Jerusalem), also known as Jesus Christ or Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of the Christian religion. Most historians agree that he was a Jew from a place called Galilee, in the country that is today called Israel. They also agree that he was thought of as a teacher and a healer, and that he was baptized by John the Baptist. He was crucified in Jerusalem on the orders of Pontius Pilate.[1][2][3][4][5] Jesus is the founder of Christianity, religion that knows him as the Messiah of the Hebrew biblical tradition and as God made man. The name Jesus came from the Aramaic name "Yeshua", from Hebrew Yah-shua, meaning "God is salvation (or deliverance)" in English, and was a popular name of the time.[6] Jesus is often called "Jesus Christ" or "Christ". The wordChrist comes from the Greek word christos and means "the one marked on the head with oil" or "the anointed one". In Jesus' country, anointing was done to show that a person was chosen to be a king or a leader. Jesus is also called "Messiah", which comes from the Hebrew term Moshiach, and also means "the anointed one".[7] Stories about the life of Jesus have been recorded by different writers. The best known are four books called the Gospels. They form the beginning of the New Testament, a part of the Bible. Gospel means "Good News". The Gospels are claimed to be written by followers of Jesus. They tell a little about his birth, and mostly about his adult life: his teachings, ministry, death, and a reported resurrection (return from death). There are four Gospels: the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of Luke, and the Gospel of John.[8] Several Jewish and Roman historians, such as Flavius Josephus, Tacitus,[note 2] Pliny the Younger, and Suetonius (all born after Jesus was crucified), mention Jesus in their writings. They usually only mention his execution or problems...
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