Jesus Christ


Jesus Christ is the designation of Jesus of Nazareth (d. c. 30 CE), who was an itinerant Jewish prophet from the Galilee in northern Israel. He preached the imminent intervention in human affairs by the God of the Jews, when God would establish his kingdom on earth. The proper name Jesus was Greek for the Hebrew Joshua ("he who saves"). 'Christ' (Greek: Christos) was translated from the Hebrew meshiach (messiah). 'Messiah' meant "anointed one" where anointing was part of the coronation ritual by God for Jewish kings. "Jesus the Christ" became shortened over time to Jesus Christ, beginning with the letters of Paul in the 50s and 60s of the 1st century CE. A popular title became his designation as the "son of God", both in function and nature.

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  • c. 73 BCE - 4 BCE
    Life of Herod the Great, king of Judea.
  • 37 BCE
    Herod the Great is installed as King of Judaea. Rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem.
  • 23 BCE - c. 18 CE
    Life of Herod Archelaus.
  • c. 20 BCE - c. 39 CE
    Life of Herod Antipas.
  • c. 6 BCE - c. 30 CE
    Life of Jesus Christ.
  • 4 BCE - 39 CE
    Reign of Herod Antipas, ruler of Galilee and Perea.
  • 4 BCE - 6 CE
    Reign of Herod Archelaus, ruler of Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
  • 4 BCE - 34 CE
    Reign of Philip the Tetrarch (sometimes named Herod {Philip II}), ruler of Transjordania.
  • 26 CE - 36 CE
    Jesus of Nazareth is crucified during the reign of Pontius Pilate in Judea.
  • c. 65 CE - c. 100 CE
    The tales of the life and work of Jesus (gospels) composed.