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The Last Temptation of Christ - Chapters 21-25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 21-25 Summary

The synagogue has emptied after Simeon preaches disjointedly about signs of the Messiah when Jesus arrives with four timid followers and surly Judas. His first words are vague, draw boos as the words grow stronger, and, when be becomes a new Moses, he is tied up by half-brothers Simon and Jacob. Rocks fly as Jesus begs to be heard; his mother wails about mental illness and is disowned. The rabbi disperses the crowd and walks them out of town. Jesus welcomes Philip and Matthew, a hated customs officer. The disciples worry about being run out of every town and frustrate Jesus by not understanding a parable about a nobleman whose invitations draw only excuses. Before parting, the rabbi asks who Jesus is really and is shocked to hear him identify himself as Daniel's Son of Man. God has kept his promise to Simeon.

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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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