RES 351 Notes Week 5 Day 11
RES 351 Notes Week 5 Day 11 RES 351
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RES 351 9-29-16 John the Baptist 1. What is John’s relationship with Jesus? a. Was Jesus John’s disciple? i. Overlapping ministry? ii. Jesus’ baptism b. Synoptics say that when John was arrested, Jesus started His ministry i. John and Q say it overlapped 2. John died about 32 CE, so Jesus might have died shortly after 3. Mark 1:1-6 a. Elijah the prophet was taken away by God and didn’t die, so some thought that he would return to announce the Messiah b. Description of Elijah – 2 Kings 1:8 c. Ascetic – often secluded, monastic, give up material comforts, found in all religions 4. Baptism a. Mark’s is uneventful b. Matthew adds the explanation that Jesus was baptized to fulfill prophecy c. Luke doesn’t say who baptized Him d. John doesn’t have Jesus as being baptized e. The writers make choices in presentation based on perceived audience reactions Prophets 1. John and Jesus had eschatological teachings 2. Both popular teachers/prophets 3. Both anti-temple 4. Both a political threat and executed 5. Both were ascetics (to different degrees) 6. Jesus travelled, John did not 7. Jesus did miracles, exorcisms, and healings a. If John did, it’s not recorded 8. Jesus was said to be the resurrected John a. John was said to be back from the dead (not as Jesus) in John 9. Mark 6:14-16 – people thought John had power
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