Vermes & Sanders weren’t Invited to Jesus’ Bar Mitzvah… but they know it happened

The Third Quest differs from previous quests in that the theological Jesus is no longer relevant. According to Vermes, Jesus was possibly a holy healer who was not particularly unique in His actions and characteristics. Sanders believes that Jesus was more of an eschatological prophet who clearly was also tied to Judaism. However Sanders believed that Jesus preached more on love and forgiveness but however His actions with starting a riot attracted attention and were possibly what got Him arrested. He believed that Jesus was not necessarily all good and the Pharisees all bad.

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