The Death and Resurrection of Jesus

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The Death and Resurrection of Jesus There is a lot to be said for the death and resurrection of Christ. It is the pentacle part of the New Testament that brings in those that are now today called Christians. In this essay the motivations for the Jewish leaders to have Jesus killed will be expressed as well as the reasons of why the Romans consented to carry out the sentence, how Jesus’ message subversive to both the Jewish leadership and the Roman Empire and how did his death ultimately embody his ministry and message. The political and religious reasons are what set Jesus’ crucifixion in motion. In the article, “The Death of Jesus and the Ways of God: Jesus and the Gospels on Messianic Status and Shameful Suffering by J. B. Green” states what is presented in Luke 23:1-5; Matt. 26:63; Deut. 13, “This not only implies a motivation for Jesus' condemnation by the Jewish council, but also suggests the ease with which concerns of this nature could be parlayed into terms of Jesus' threat to the Roman empire.” This is expressing the case that not only the Jewish leaders had points for condemning Christ but so did the Roman Empire. Pilate could not afford a uprising in Judea as it would look poor on him from the perspective of the Roman Empire and the Jewish leadership could not afford the people to be swayed from their power as well as in fear of the Roman occupation over them that could take away their power, traditions and beliefs but all in all their way of life. Christ had many that believed in him, they believed in his miracles, they believed in his truth of character and the words he spoke. Jesus’ popularity threatened the relationship between the Jewish leadership and Roman Empire. Crucifixion came to being a way of shame for those that were crucified and then it was like a nuclear deterrent for those that would rise up against the power of Rome. Rome was
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