The Historical Figure of Jesus Test | Final Test - Hard

E. P. Sanders
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Sanders say the majority of the scriptures caters to?

2. According to Jesus, who would be given rule over the tribes of Israel?

3. Who is it clear does not reign on Earth today, but will some day?

4. In what parable is a son who leaves home welcomed back while his loyal brother is ignored?

5. What kind of life did Jesus say the apostles would have in return for their sacrifice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What impact did John the Baptist have on Jesus' life and his ministry? What events in Jesus' life was John involved in? What was John like in comparison to Jesus?

Essay Topic 2

What is a "reversal of values" in terms of Jesus' ministry? What does the phrase mean and how is it seen in Jesus' teachings? What method does Jesus use to illustrate this theme and how does he use them? Please give specific examples.

Essay Topic 3

Explain why the date of Jesus' birth is controversial. Why is it so difficult to determine when he was actually born? What are the differing beliefs? What does Sanders seem to accept as the most accurate date? Why?

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