Jesus of Nazareth (c. 4 BC – 30/33 AD), leader of a Jewish sect who was crucified by the Roman Empire for sedition and is believed by Christians to have been resurrected. Jews who believed him to be the Messiah were originally called Nazarenes and later they were known as Jewish Christians (the first Christians).
|Mitsuo Matayoshi||20th century|
Christology (from Greek Χριστός Khristós and -λογία, -logia), literally “the understanding of Christ,” is the study of the nature (person) and work (role in salvation) of Jesus Christ. It studies Jesus Christ’s humanity and divinity, and the relation between these two aspects; and the role he plays in salvation.
Even the Bible makes mention of Jesus’s blood relatives. In addition to Jesus’s mother, the Virgin Mary, there was Mary’s cousin Elizabeth and her son who would grow up to be John the Baptist. The Bible also documents Christ’s siblings: some unamed sisters and four brothers, Judas, Simon, Joses, and James.
In Christian doctrine, Jesus is identified as the Messiah and is called Christ (from the Greek for Messiah). In the New Testament, Jesus is called Messiah several times, for example the Gospel according to Mark begins with the sentence “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ , the Son of God .” (Mark 1:1).
During his lifetime, Jesus himself didn’t call himself God and didn’t consider himself God , and none of his disciples had any inkling at all that he was God . You do find Jesus calling himself God in the Gospel of John, or the last Gospel.
Brahma is the Hindu creator god. He is also known as the Grandfather and as a later equivalent of Prajapati , the primeval first god. In early Hindu sources such as the Mahabharata, Brahma is supreme in the triad of great Hindu gods which includes Shiva and Vishnu .
Summary of Jesus’ life He was born to Joseph and Mary sometime between 6 bce and shortly before the death of Herod the Great ( Matthew 2; Luke 1:5) in 4 bce. According to Matthew and Luke, however, Joseph was only legally his father.
It is possible for man to become like God , to become deified, to become god by grace. This doctrine is based on many passages of both OT and NT (e.g. Ps. 82 (81). 6; II Peter 1.4), and it is essentially the teaching both of St Paul, though he tends to use the language of filial adoption (cf.
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
The most basic explanation for the hypostatic union is Jesus Christ being both God and man . He is both perfectly divine and perfectly human . He is one, however, not by his divinity being turned into flesh, but by God’s taking humanity to himself.
The earliest Christians maintained that Jesus was a human being who was made God – a god – a divine being. Later they ended up saying that Jesus was born to the union of God and a mortal because the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and that’s how she conceived Jesus , so Jesus literally had God as his father.
Jesus does not have a last name. Last names were not common in those times. Christ is not a name, but a title. Christ means “anointed” or “Messiah”, so Jesus became the “ Christ ” or “Messiah” when he got baptized at the age of 30.
Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David, indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that he was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus’ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years . They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.