Simon East (Student HBC060094)s TH-302 Apologetics (Sept 2010 CD Mode) Short Letter Word Limit: 250 Actual
Short letter written to a newspaper or magazine on some current issue related to the credibility of Christian faith. Responding to The Da Vinci Sisters , published in the opinion section of the Sydney Morning Herald, Boxing Day, December 26, 2010. Available online at http://goo.gl/uU2WI History is distressingly silent on the subject of the women in Jesus' life. Direct Quote
I m also disappointed that more detail is not provided on the background of Jesus friends, family and followers. Being a half-sister of the Son of God must have been incredible (and no doubt a tough intellectu al wrestle), imagine if we could read their journals! But it s hardly fair to point the finger at God insinuating that he deliberately wiped them from the history books. The Gospels are silent on a lot of things most of Jesus childhood
and teen years, the role of Joseph as a father figure, the clothing and physical features of Jesus... Out of Jesus four brothers, we only remember James and Judas (Jude) because of their letters. Any gender-imbalance in the New Testament is more likely a result of the surrounding culture th at limited and prejudiced women, sometimes because of an unfortunate lack of education. But the story of Jesus is actually full of women Mary s
supernatural conception, the healing of many women, the women who were some of Jesus closest and most loyal followers, the women who courageo usly attended the cross, and those who were given the responsibility to spread news of his res urrection. This emphasis on women, even if it s not equal by modern standards was revolutionary for its era. While we can t know the names and stories of Jesus sisters, we can be fairly confident that he treated them with the respect and honour they deserved.