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.
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