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Die Menigte rondom Jesus

P. J. J. Botha

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 19, No 1 (1998), 11-28. doi: 10.4102/ve.v19i1.1150

Submitted: 06 August 1998
Published:  06 August 1998


The crowds around Jesus
This article is an exercise in historical imagination. By employing an interdisciplinary approach some facets of the appearance and daily experiences of first century Galilean peasants are discussed. The question, how we should picture Jesus’ crowds, thereby becomes a powerful way of opening a window onto the world of the historical Jesus.

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P. J. J. Botha, Unisa, South Africa


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