Jesus of Nazareth generous

Jesus of Nazareth

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I came into the world so that everyone who believes in me shouldn’t stay in darkness.

About Jesus of Nazareth

Last update: February, 2017

Jesus of Nazareth , or Jesus Christ, was born around year 5 B.C. in a stable in Bethlehem in Judea, when this province belonged to the Roman Empire. His parents were Joseph and Mary. According to Christian tradition Jesus was "conceived by the grace of the Holy Spirit". He is the central figure of Christianity and is one of the most influential people of Western culture and history of humanity and one of the most prominent famous historical figures.

In the opinion overwhelmingly accepted in academic circles, based on a critical reading of the texts about his figure, Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish preacher who lived in the regions of Galilee and Judea at the beginning of the century and was crucified in Jerusalem around year 30.

For most Christian denominations Jesus is the Son of God and, therefore, the incarnation of God. His importance is due to the belief that, with his death and subsequent resurrection, redeemed mankind. In Judaism the divinity of this historical figure is refused, since it is incompatible with its conception of God and Islam he is known as Isa, one of the most important prophets.

What is known of Jesus Christ depends almost exclusively on the Christian tradition, especially the one used for the composition of the Synoptic Gospels, written by the majority opinion thirty or forty years after Jesus's death.

Childhood and youth of Jesus Christ took place in Nazareth, Galilee, helping his father Joseph in the carpentry and studying Jewish traditions of the time. He accompanied his parents to Jerusalem during holidays and at age of 12 he showed his wisdom to the doctors of the Temple in a festival.

At the age of 30, the historical figure was baptized by John "The Baptist"; in the Jordan River and settled in Capernaum, where he began "preaching the coming of the Kingdom of God". He moved through many towns and cities explaining moral standards and teaching religious subjects. He had many followers and many miracles and healings with hands were attributed to him. The the most important followers were the so-called "Twelve Apostles". Jesus was betrayed by his disciple Judas Iscariot and captured by order of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish Council of Judges, around the year 28 A.D.

The High Priest Caiaphas accused him of cursing against the Jewish religion proclaiming himself as the "Messiah" or "Son of God". He was handed over to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate, who pressed for the Jewish aristocrats and the crowd ordered crucifixion of him.

Jesus was taken to Golgotha (or Calvary) on the outskirts of Jerusalem. There, he was crucified at the age of 33. According to the canonical Gospels, he resurrected on the third day of his death and forty days later he ascended to heaven to join God, his father.

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