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The Last Temptation of Christ Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 11-15 Summary

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Chapters 11-15 Summary

Jeroboam first hears the snakes mating as the windstorm draws them out of the dry well. Simeon wonders what the hidden meaning is behind the snakes coming out after Jesus' confession, and Jesus is sure the snakes have come from within his bowels. The rabbi sees that Jesus' entire life is miraculous, but the rabbi has been too often deceived by God to accept Jesus as the Messiah without testing. He asks if Jesus is ready to speak to mankind and says pity for people is not enough. There must be love. Jesus' destiny may be to take on all human sorrows. Tired, Jesus goes to his new room.

In the darkness, Jesus sees Judas watching, luring him within knife range. When Judas declares his mission, Jesus invites him to strike: with soul unburdened, he can go to God. Judas needs a struggle. Jesus knows...

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The Last Temptation of Christ from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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