What Really Happened to Jesus: A Historical Approach to the by Gerd Ludemann

By Gerd Ludemann

Have been the resurrection appearances actual actual events--or not anything greater than grief-induced hallucinations? Gerd Ludemann topics the hot testomony traditions to an intensive research. Readers will discover a new method of viewing the resurrection.

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6b,44), the course of which is thought of as being necessary in all its elements. 37 Here Luke puts particular emphasis on the paradoxical discovery that the suffering and death of Jesus do not mean a failure but his victory: the Christ destined for glory had to suffer. This notion was inconceivable for Jews. [27] This expresses the general Lukan conviction that Christ is mentioned in the books of Moses and in the Prophets (cf. 35), but does not produce any quotations to attest this. 2831) [28] The destination has almost been reached.

27). 47. In all three cases Mary of Magdala appears at their head. Mark evidently thought that this was the same group around Mary. 41 that they had already followed Jesus at an early stage in Galilee and served him (cf. 31). Here we need to ask whether the multiple mention of the women goes back to different traditions. If this could be demonstrated, we would have all the more reason to assume that the basis of this was a group of people who were generally known at the time. 40f. gives the impression of being isolated in its context.

41. ' 42. They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43. and he took it and ate before them. 44. ' 45. Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46. and said to them, 'Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47. and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48. You are witnesses to these things. 49. ' 50. Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.

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