Kingdoms in Conflict: Jesus and the Roman Empire

Although Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom, or rule, of God was meant to be understood in the light of Israel’s ancient scriptures, above all the oracles of Isaiah, his vision of the kingdom sharply clashed with the beliefs and values of the Roman Empire of his day. Moreover, we find in Jesus’s teachings and activities implied criticisms of Roman imperial ideolog

Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom, or rule, of God was meant to be understood in the light of Israel’s ancient scriptures…

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