Podcast 27: Rulers in Christ’s World (Historical Jesus 3)

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Historical Jesus 3: Rulers in Christ’s World

Life was very different in the world of Jesus, especially politics.  In this lecture you will learn about the three main leaders that shaped Jesus’ time: Herod the Great, Herod Antipas, and Pontius Pilate.  Drawing on the Jewish historian, Josephus, you will discover the cut-throat way that Roman rulers managed provinces like Galilee and Judea in the first century.  Understanding how leaders wielded power sets a glaring contrast to how Jesus carried himself.

Course notes are available here.

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