9/20 Jesus and Early Christian Art

Morton Smith believes the best title for Jesus is a magician. In his quote he compares the magical material people in this time were familiar with so that they could better understand Jesus. Other magicians of the time were credited with exorcisms, etc. He also notes that cures are a major concern to magic. Smith concludes by saying that miracles and Jesus as a magician should not discredit historic claims but instead stand as evidence that cures did occur.