Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly.
Fortunately, Joseph had visions of the approaching danger. he prepares and escapes with Mary to a safe place where Jesus is born. Later when Jesus is 12 years old, and his parents take him to the Passover celebrations in Jerusalem. On their way back home from the celebrations, Jesus’s parents realize that he is missing. Joseph finally finds him in the temple- he claims that the temple is his father’s house- teaching scholars of religion. The religious scholars are stunned at his knowledge of the intricate religious topics.
Jesus experiences a relatively quiet childhood. Oppression of the Jews by the romans growing year by year. When he reaches age 30, he takes the ultimate step that would transform the world and eventually land him his death. John-son of Zachariah-the Baptist baptizes and preaches about the second coming of the messiah. Jesus comes to John for baptism. John recognizes him as the messiah when Holy Spirit descends on Jesus in the form of a dove. John baptizes Jesus. John the Baptist is later arrested and beheaded for offending the wife of Herod Antipas.
The Jews get desperate and hope for Jesus to deliver them from the Roman rule.In AD 27, Jesus begins his work by an act of cleaning the temple. He whips the people trading in the temple, scattering and destroying their products. He criticizes the turning of a place of worship into a market place. He promises to destroy the place -the temple- and build it back in three days. Jesus gathers twelve disciples and begins to perform miracles around Judea. The disciples are meant to take over his work after he is gone.
Jesus inspires the Galileans despite the roman oppression. A Pharisee introduces Jesus to a prostitute, Mary Magdalene, hoping to trick him, but Jesus forgives Mary of her sins and she becomes a follower (OReilly 17). The Roman and Jewish authorities view Jesus as a threat but ignore him because he preaches about peace. The disciples are worried about Jesus as he continually provokes the Jewish leaders with his teachings. Upon raising Lazarus, fear dawns on the religious leaders of a potential uprising.
They begin to plot against Jesus. 30 AD, he arrives in Jerusalem riding a donkey, a fulfillment of Isaiah`s prophesy. The arrival of Jesus on a donkey`s back makes Caiaphas establish that he is not a true prophet and should be eliminated. Caiaphas tricks Jesus to trap him in blasphemy but all the attempts end unfruitful. As earlier prophesized Caiaphas finds help in a plot to prosecute Jesus when one of Jesus`s disciples, Judas reluctantly and fearfully yields to betraying Jesus in turn for 30 silver pieces.