5. Social/Religious/Political Climate KING Political power Throne Centered PRIEST Religious Ritual Temple Centered PROPHET Word of God Law Centered Herodians Sadducees Pharisees All Jews were asking the question, “Why has God not yet delivered us? How are we supposed to live under occupation?” Zealots Essenes
6. The Making of a Gospel The Gospel writers sewed together pericopes like pieces of a patchwork quilt.
11. Christ Portrayed as Original Audience Matthew Mark Luke John Outstanding Feature Prophesied KING Obedient SERVANT Perfect MAN Son of GOD WORLD ALLEGORIES PARABLES MIRACLES SERMONS JEWS ROMANS GREEKS