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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Living / Social Issues
  • Language:English
  • Pages:112
  • eBook ISBN:9781098374419

Jesus The Black Jewish Messiah

by Patrick Dankwa John

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Overview
Jesus was not from a European country, yet the most popular image of him is that of a White man. Jesus was born a Jew, raised a Jew and died a Jew. What may have the real Jesus looked like, and talked like? How would our understanding of Christianity change if we envisioned Jesus as a Black Jew? Why are there so many obvious unanswered questions in the Gospels? For example, why were Jesus and Lazarus such close friends? Why wasn't Lazarus one of Jesus's twelve disciples? This screenplay, written in e-book form, explores these questions, and invites the reader to think about each book of the gospel independently. Think and ask questions. It's through the process of questioning that we can deepen our understanding of the Gospels.
Description
Jesus was not from a European country, yet the most popular image of him is that of a White man. Jesus was born a Jew, raised a Jew and died a Jew. What may have the real Jesus looked like, and talked like? How would our understanding of Christianity change if we envisioned Jesus as a Black Jew? Why are there so many obvious unanswered questions in the Gospels? For example, why were Jesus and Lazarus such close friends? Why wasn't Lazarus one of Jesus's twelve disciples? This screenplay, written in e-book form, explores these questions, and invites the reader to think about each book of the gospel independently. Think and ask questions. It's through the process of questioning that we can deepen our understanding of the Gospels. The Gospels teach that when Israel's religious leaders were seeking to kill Jesus, they were also seeking to kill Lazarus. They wanted both Jesus and Lazarus killed because word was spreading quickly that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. This news caused Jesus's popularity to swell even more, threatening the authority of the leadership establishment. The Gospels don't tell us any details of what happened to Lazarus – did he flee, if so where to? Was he caught, and if so, what was done to him? Mary insisted that Jesus turn water to wine at a wedding. This was Jesus's first miracle. Why was Mary insistent at this moment in time, rather than previously? What was so special about this time or this wedding that Mary insisted on a miracle, and that Jesus would grant her request? Why did Jesus's mother Mary and his siblings think that Jesus had gone crazy? Mary knew that Jesus was the product of a virgin birth and that he was the Messiah. So why did Jesus's ministry make her think he was a lunatic? If you've ever asked yourself such questions about the Gospel's unanswered questions, then this is a book that you will enjoy.
About the author
Patrick John is originally from Guyana, South America, a place of great racial and religious diversity. Pat has been a Chicago area attorney for over twenty years. Prior to attending law school, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and graduated from The City College Of New York majoring in Urban Legal Studies and minoring in Black Studies.