Item description for King of the Jews: Jesus and the Messianic Age by Ed Beckstrom...
Jesus is often thought of in terms of Christian ideals. This book looks at Jesus as he is rarely pictured, a Jew who wanted to establish a Messianic Age among his followers, where he would reign as king and lead under the authority of God. It explores the relationship with his family, and his social status. His familial relationship was tense at best, and perhaps even hostile. He was not born in a stable, nor were his family poor.
Beckstrom's book also explores the crisis in the early church between the disciples of Jesus and the interpretation of Jesus as taught by the Apostle Paul among his churches. King of the Jews provides a fresh look at Jesus and the Early Church of the first century.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.07 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2001
Publisher Writers Club Press
ISBN 0595174205 ISBN13 9780595174201
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More About Ed Beckstrom
Beckstrom is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He has a Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, and has don Doctoral Studies in communication and Communication Theory from the University of Southern California-Los Angeles. He has spent 16 1/2 years as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. After retirement from the Air Force in 1983 he taught sociology at Auburn University, retiring in 1996.
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An Interesting Theory On The Life OF Jesus! Jul 13, 2001
This Is a very good book that should be read by bible students as well as lay persons.The premise of the book Is that jesus sought to be the king of the jews.Jesus never Intended to be looked on as god,but to rule In a new kingdom.The author touches upon jesus relations with his family ,which was not always cozy.He also says Jesus was not the poor man that he was always potrayed to be.Paul, writing years later, changed a lot of the meaning of jesus' mission.This book and others like It will bring us closer and closer to the truth.Also read [James The Brother of Jesus]-Robert Eisenman [The Firstborn of God]-Gail Evans and [The Dead Sea Scrolls and The First Christians] also by Eisenman.