Judean Jewish martyr, prophet, and religious leader.
Baptized by John the Baptist.
Began large-scale ministry and gathered twelve apostles, establishing basis for Christian church.
As charismatic leader, aroused fear among Roman secular authorities and Jewish priesthood.
Upon betrayal by Judas Iscariot at Gethsemane, seized by Roman soldiers and brought before Sanhedrin to be examined and condemned as false prophet.
Sent to Pontius Pilate on charges of sedition, then to Herod Antipas, then back to Pontius Pilate, before being handed over to Jewish authorities for execution.
Crucified at Golgotha.
Regarded by Christians as divine Son of God and as messiah foretold in Old Testament.
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- "Whatever thy hand findest to do, do it with all thy heart."
- "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."
- "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
- "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits."
- "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."