The Historical Figure of Jesus - Study Guide Chapters 10-13 Summary & Analysis

E. P. Sanders
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In chapter ten, "Miracles," Sanders talks about how many people see Jesus as a miracle worker and the act of performing miracles therefore proves His divinity. Others believe that Jesus' divinity makes it possible for Him to achieve miracles. Sanders claims that these views are false.

Jesus was not the only miracle worker in the world, or even in Palestine. It is not clear what constitutes a miracle. However, it is clear that people in the ancient world were more willing to believe in miracles than the people of today. Additionally, miracle workers were more likely to be celebrated in the ancient world since the reputations of many of the doctors was poor and people were not always cured or even helped with their ailments.

Mark points out that Jesus could have made a good living by healing the sick and could have...

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