A Portrait of Jesus’ World

This activity was designed to help you build a more detailed picture of the Jesus’ world. Consider the following questions posed below while you read through the website links provided.

1.) What were the roles of the Pharisees and Sadduccees and how did they differ from each other?

2.) Why did the Pharisees and Sadduccees often ran in conflict with Jesus?

3.) Why was there a gulf between the Elite Class and the peasant class?

4.) How do you think did the purity system shape Jesus’ teachings and deeds?

5.) What are the similarities between Jesus’ world and our world?

Click on the following links for the readings.

http://www.aportraitofjesus.org/social.shtml

http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/staffhome/gehall/xtology2.htm

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