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CORNELL NOTES FOR THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY

1. Why did
some Jews
resist
Roman rule?
JEWS RESISTED because the Romans were
foreign unbelievers
Romans were polytheistic (many gods)
2. Why did
some Jews
wait for the
Messiah to
resist the
roman rule?
Jews waited for the Messiah, because they
hoped the messiah would drive the Romans out!
3. Who were
the Jews
who
continued to
respect the
Torah and
the
teachings of
the rabbis?
Pharisees were the Jews who continued to
respect the Torah and rabbi teachings
4. Name the
source of
what we
know about
the life?
The gospels were the source that tells us about
the life and teachings of Jesus
5. What did
Jesus
believe?
Jesus believed in 1 God
Gods Laws and
Resurrection
6. What did
Jesus
encourage
people to
show?
Jesus wants people to show compassion!
Felt that others who were following religious
rules was not enough, people need to show it!
7. What did
Jesus
reportedly
heal?
Jesus healed wounded people
lepercy, blind, sick, boo boos, brought
8. Why did
Jesus worry
so many
Jesus worried so many leaders because he was
collecting a new following that could turn on the
Romans and take back their homeland.
leaders?
9. Who is
Pontius
Pilate and
what did he
do to Jesus?
Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor who
sentenced Jesus to death
Death by crucifixion
10. What
Jesus
disciples
believed?
Jesus disciples had believed Jesus was
resurrected because his body was missing from
the tomb in the cave and his spirit was visiting
the disciples.