LISTMANIA

MAKE YOUR OWN LIST OF AUTHENTIC JESUS EVENTS!

Westar Institute/Jesus Seminar

 

10 “Authentic” Red Acts of Jesus

 

 

 

KEY EVENTS

 

12 “Probable”

 Events in   Gospels

 

E. P. Sanders

 

8 “Almost Indisputable Facts”

About Jesus

    

Do-It-Yourself

 

YOUR VERY OWN LISTMANIA HERE!!

Yes, you can   be a renown Jesus scholar too . . . just make up your own list of what you   will accept as true in the Gospels’ accounts of Jesus’ life!

  1. The      Beelzebul controversy: Luke 11:15-17
  2. A voice in the wilderness: Mark      1:1-8, Matt      3:1-12, Luke      3:1-20, Gospel of the Ebionites 1
  3. John baptizes Jesus: Mark      1:9-11, Matt      3:13-17, Luke      3:21-22, Gospel of the Ebionites 4
  4. Jesus      proclaims the good news: Mark 1:14-15
  5. Dining      with sinners: Mark      2:15-17, Matt  9:10-13, Oxyrhynchus Gospels 1224 5:1-2
  6. Herod beheads John: Mark      6:14-29, Matt      14:1-12, Luke      9:7-9
  7. Crucifixion:      core event considered authentic but all gospel reports are      “improbable or fictive” (“black”)
  8. The Death of Jesus:      core event considered authentic but all gospel reports are “improbable      or fictive” (“black”)
  9. The first list of appearances:      Jesus appeared to Cephas: 1Cor      15:3-5

10.  Birth of Jesus: Jesus’s parents were named Joseph and Mary: parts of Matt 1:18-25 and

  1. Jesus’ Baptism

by John

  1. Exorcisms and the kingdom
  2. Jesus and the Twelve
  3. The Authenticity and Significance of Jesus’ Table Fellowship with Sinners.

5. Jesus and the Synoptic Sabbath Controversies

6. Peter’s Declaration concerning Jesus’ Identity in  Caesarea Philippi

7. Jesus’ Royal Entry into Jerusalem

  1. 8.  The Temple Incident

9. The Last Supper

10. Blasphemy and the Jewish Examination of Jesus

  1. The Roman Examination and Crucifixion of Jesus

12.  Jesus’ Empty Tomb and His Appearances in Jerusalem

 1.  Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.2.  Jesus was a Galilean who preached and healed.3.  Jesus called disciples and spoke of there being twelve.4.  Jesus confined his activity to Israel.

5.  Jesus engaged in a controversy about the temple.

6.  Jesus was crucified outside Jerusalem by Roman authorities.

7.  After his death Jesus’ followers continued as an identifiable movement.

8.  At least some Jews persecuted at least parts of the new movement (Gal. 1.13, 22; Phil. 3.6, and it appears that this persecution endured at least to a time near the end of Paul’s career (II Cor. 11.24; Gal. 5.11; 6.12; cf. Matt. 23.34; 10.17).[1]

 


[1] Sanders, Jesus and Judaism, 11.

Directions:

 

(1) Make up your own subjective, self-affirming principles that will   help you reach your own personal Jesus.

 

(2) Mix those principle with massive amounts of detail as well as   great complexity to make your system appear scholarly.

 

(3)   write the list below:

 

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(4)   Start your own Jesus Blog!

       

 

 


[1] Sanders, Jesus and Judaism, 11.

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