, The Maccabean Revolt all began with Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great was on a conquering rampage when he took Israel under his authority in 332 B.C. Alexander reigned for twelve years before he divided his kingdom between the Ptolemies and Seleucids, which were the names of his most trusted generals. Once Alexander died, the Ptolemies and Seleucids became adversaries and the Ptolemies ruled over Israel. The Ptolemies were set on converting the Jews to their religion, Hellenism, which is almost the same as Humanism.
Eventually Jesus was put on trial and executed by the Romans as a criminal, therefore given these credentials, you might think that Jesus would have been long forgotten, yet this is far from the truth. This man Jesus has moved the largest worldwide faith and today millions still follow him. He has inspired great works of art, music, architecture and literature dedicated to his reputation over the centuries. His teachings have set the basis for politics and laws and what’s more, people claim that through the presence of God, Jesus is alive and at work in the world today. Jesus followed the Jewish faith and those closest to him believed him to be the long-awaited Messiah – God’s chosen Saviour of Israel.
Having his origin from the Jewish clan of Benjamin, he himself described about his personality as a man who was Hebrew of Hebrews; in respect to the Law of Moses, a self-righteous Pharisee; as for passion, oppressing the Christian Church through threats and by force, as for legalistic justice, impeccable. (Philippians 3:4-6) Even after so many grudges for the Holy Christ and Christianity, he got converted as one of the highest and most profound Disciples of his time in spreading the words of Christ and serving Christianity after his miraculous meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus in which he was granted evangelism by the Christ himself. While he was fighting against Christianity, Saul put all his efforts devotedly to attempt and halt the progression of Christianity. Undeniably, when Stephen (the first Christian martyr who has been documented in the New Testament) was persecuted, Saul was present there and his martyrdom inspired him so much that he himself became a
Arius the leader of the Arians said that Christ did not share God 's nature but was the first creature God created. Athanasius said that Christ was fully God and at the Council of Nicea in 325, the Church Fathers came down on Athanasius 's side and made Arius 's belief become a heresy. Rubenstein 's brisk, incisive prose brings the councils ' 4th-century Roman setting fully alive, with riots, civil strife, and public debates. Rubenstein is also personally invested in the meaning of these councils for religious life today. Digging back in history, Rubenstein learns that before the Arian controversy, "Jews and Christians could talk to each other and argue among themselves about crucial issues like the divinity of Jesus.
His lineage can be traced back to the house of David. According to the Gospel of Matthew (2:1), Jesus was born during the reign of Herod the Great, who upon hearing of his birth felt threatened and tried to kill Jesus by ordering all of Bethlehem’s male children under age two to be killed. But Joseph was warned by an angel and took Mary and the child to Egypt until Herod’s death, where upon he brought the family back and settled in the town of Nazareth, in Galilee. There isn 't much written about Jesus’s early life, but from the Gospel of Luke (2:41-52) recount that a twelve year old Jesus had accompanied his parents on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and became separated. He was found several days later in a temple, discussing affairs with some of Jerusalem’s elders.
When he was younger it was quoted in scripture that he “worked with his own hands” (1 Corinthians 4:12). He was a tent maker and even though his trade did not require him to write he did have the ability to, and even wrote letters to Apostles (E.P Sanders). As Paul grew up, he, high priests and his associates began to persecute Christians in Jerusalem, he even persecuted Saint Stephen. He believed that “the teachings of Jesus violated the Mosaic Law and he zealously harassed and even jailed, anyone who followed those teachings.” (D.D Emmons). One day, Saul was traveling to Damascus, when he has a life-changing vision.
But God delivered his children after 10 years of intense persecution Diocletian abdicated his throne because of poor health and Constantine relieved the persecution when he signed the edict of toleration in 313 A.D. Though it may seem hard to believe but the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. As Jesus gave his life for the sake of the people of the world so those that were martyred shared in that privilege. Though governments were confused, Jews angry, and Emperors wroth the simple message backed by the testimonies of martyrs. Paul said it best in Romans
The Gospel of Matthew was written by Matthew, who was also called Levi. Matthew was a tax collector that gave up everything he owned to become one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. Matthew because of his background of being a tax collector was able to write down events in a more orderly and factual way. This book was written to the Jews in the period of what is estimated to be between A.D. 55-65. Matthew’s intent was to reach out to the Jews and prove to them, that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah that the Jewish prophets of the Old Testament had foretold of.
Indeed, a history of life takes its origins in the first chapters and includes covenants of God toward a man or individual, while later it develops to the relationship of God toward all mankind. Through his mediators and their seed, his promises become to be universal and punishment of disobedience turns to the redemption (Noah), not destruction, as it was Cain and Abele. What is more, we see that covenants start to be the silent rules for God’s descendants, even though they were separated from him after the Adamic covenant. This fact pervades the whole book, as God choses Jewish people to serve his witnesses to the rest of the world for the sake of his
INTRODUCTION The story of Noah’s ark is about a man named Noah who God told that He is going to put an end of all flesh and cover the earth with water. So Noah was found righteous and God ordered him to build an ark and put his family and two of each of an animal, male and female. (Genesis 6:7). Below I am going to compare the film and the biblical scripture of Noah and also explain why the script writers changed the story. SIMILARITIES Like the bible itself the movie begins its story at the very beginning Noah tells his children the story of creation and stays true to Genesis Noah his wife and his three sons Shem, Ham and Japheth are all in both the film and the bible.