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Jesus
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The Historical Jesus

1. Jesus was a Jewish preacher and healer appearing in Galilee (in today's Israel), especially in the region of Lake Gennesaret. His biography is visible only sketchily behind the religious reception of his activity, which reception forms the content of the four “Gospels” (writings of the Christian Canon) and related sources. That Jesus was born shortly before the death …

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Feldtkeller, Andreas, “Jesus”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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