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Brief Summary of Jesus' Life

Summary [ Point Form ]

~Jesus Christ was born in the town of Bethlehem, Israel about 2000 over years ago.

~Historians estimates that He was born in 6 B.C.

~Jesus was raised in Nazareth, Israel, and worked as a carpenter until His thirties. He lived a tradiational Jewish life until then.

~He started public teachings in His thirties, around 27 A.D.

~Key points of His teachings :

God loves you and is with you
Love one another

Immense value of each person

Good news: kingdom of God has come to earth

Reality of judgment to heaven or hell

God forgives those who ask God

~Despite trying to keep a low profile, Jesus’ reputation spread nation wide.

~The Roman governors and rulers of Israel's provinces and the leaders of the Jewish people (the religious counsels) took note of him.

    ~Uniqueness of Jesus : Claim that He is God. Thus attracting a lot of attention. Especially the religious leaders then
     
    ~Preach and minister at many places. E.g. Jerusalem, Galilee etc.
     
    ~Abide the law. The religious leaders were unable to find fault in Him to put Him to death.
     
    ~However, was eventually put on trial, arrested and executed for blasphemy. Could not find any decent faults in Him to put Him to death.
     
    ~Jesus was being whipped and tortured brutally.
     
    ~He was put to death by cruxifixion. A terrible method of execution.
     
    ~Died from restricted airflow to His lungs.
     
    ~Is believe by all Christians that He rose from death on the third day after he died.

     

    Timeline During Life of Jesus

     

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     Notable Aspects

    • Most of his life was spent as a carpenter in northern Israel (see map of modern day Israel) ; (see map of 1st century Palestine)
    • Jesus taught publicly for three years
    • Jesus made radical claims and attracted a following of thousands
    • Jesus was killed at the request of Jewish religious leaders charging Jesus with "blasphemy" or claiming to be God
    • Jesus' followers reported and recorded his live appearances throughout forty days after his execution

     

    Date

    Event / Stage

    Location

    6 BC

    Birth (recent historians push back date to coincide with simultaneous historical events)

    Israel: Bethlehem

    6-4 BC

    Infancy

    Egypt

    4 BC-26 AD

    Youth

    Israel: Nazareth

    27 AD

    Beginning of Jesus' public ministry

    Israel: Jordan/Jericho/Samaria

    27 AD

    Rejection by his own people in Nazareth

    Israel: Nazareth

    27-29 AD

    Ministry in Galilee

    Israel: Capernaum, Sea of Galilee

    29 AD

    Ministry in Judea /Jerusalem

    Israel: Judea, Jerusalem

    29 AD-winter

    Ministry in Perea

    Jordan: Perea

    30 AD

    Back to Judea/Jerusalem

    Israel: Judea, Jerusalem

    April 30 AD

    Final Week in Jerusalem (Trial/Arrest/Execution)

    Israel: Judea, Jerusalem

    April-May 30 AD

    Reported Return from the Dead and Final Appearances

    Israel: Judea (South), Galilee (North)


    adapted from :  http://www.jesus-institute.org/historical-jesus/jesus-lifetime.shtml