Did anyone know what Jesus really looked like?
Why did no one draw Jesus' image?
It was forbidden under the Jewish Law
What language did Jesus probably speak?
Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin. or Greek
An arranged marriage that fathers would negotiate
What is a Katuba?
A legal document that formalizes a betrothal to protect a Jewish bride from financial hardship in the event of divorce or her husband's death
If a woman committed adultery, what would happen to her?
She would get stoned to death,
How many days did it take to trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem?
What were Inns called?
Where were the Inns located?
On the major trade routes
Does anyone know the exact date Jesus was born?
What was said about shepherds?
Shepherds still shepherd sheep...(nothing has changed about that job)
What does "Jesus" mean?
What would happen after 8 days of a child's birth? (in keeping the Law of Moses)
The child would be circumcised (this was preformed by father)
How many days after Jesus' birth could Mary participate in any religious rites?
What did Joesph have to do before entering the Temple court?
He had to bathe in the ritual bath
What was the ritual bath called?
What would Joesph exchange money in order to purchase?
2 turtle doves
What would happen to the animal?
It would be scarified
What was the significance of sacrifice?
It was the central purpose of the temple (all life belonged to God)
How many wise men were there?
3 to 12
Which 3 wise men are mentioned in the scripture?
Gaspar, Melchior, Balthasar
What were the wise men also referred to by?
Magi (coming from the word magician)
What line of work were the wise men in?
Soothsayers, astrologers, kings, wise men, seers, magi
What passed close to earth in about 12 B.C.?
A planetary conjunction? What happened in 7 B.C.?
Jupiter and Saturn are on the same sight line
The connection between the modern calender and the creator of the modern calender was off by how many years?
When did King Herod die?
When did King Herod's death occur?
3 years after the birth of Jesus
What structure did King Herod want to outdo?
The Temple of Solomon
Temple = 1, Synagogue = many
Temple = Jerusalem, Synagogue = Palatine
Temple = Priest, Synagogue = Rabbi (Hebrew for: my teacher)
Temple = Sacrifice, Synagogue = Instruction
5 Buildings: Temple?
-outdoes the temple of Solomon
-destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans
-Western Wall/Wailing Wall is all that remains
5 Buildings: Caesarea?
-worlds first man made harbor
5 Buildings: Antonia?
5 Buildings: Masada?
-The Hanging Palace
5 Buildings: Herodium?
-Crater Palace - Herod's tomb?
5 Successors: Herod Antipas?
Galilee and Perea
5 Successors: Philip?
Ituraea and Trachonitis
5 Successors: Archelaus?
-Sameria, Judea, Idumea
-Removed and sent into battle by the Romans
5 Successors: Lysanias?
5 Successors: Pontius Piolet
The Roman procurator who ruled from 26-36
The governor of one of 4 divisions of a province in the Roman Empire