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Learning Exercise

Material: Exploring Constitutional Law
Submitted by: William Paquette on Aug 01, 2008
Date Last Modified: Aug 01, 2008
Title: The Trial of Jesus, 30 C.E.
Description: An account of the trial of Jesus providing Biblical and Non-Christian accounts along with the account written in the Gospel of St. Peter. The Historical and Biblical Jesus are compared.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 3-5 hours
Topics: Ancient History Bible Christianity Roman Empire Israel
Course: Western Civilization
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To acquaint students with primary sources to interpret a major historical event. To acquaint students the Biblical and Historical figure of Jesus.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Once on the site "Exploring Constitutional Law," scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on "Famous Trials." When the page comes up, Click "The Trial of Jesus." Read: Biblical Account, Non-Christian Account, Gospel of Peter's Account, Historical vs Biblical Jesus, Key Trial Figures, the Sanhedrin. Write a 5-7 page paper answering the following questions: 1. Summarize the Biblical accounts of the Trial of Jesus. 2. Summarize the Non-Christian Accounts of the Trial of Jesus. 3. Summarize the Gospel of Peter's Account of the Trial of Jesus. 4. Who are the key trial figures? 5. What role did the Sanhedrin play in the Trial of Jesus? 6. Compare and contrast the trial accounts. 7. Compare and Contrast the Historical Jesus with the Biblical Jesus. 8. What conclusions can be made about the differing trial accounts? 9. What conclusions can be made about the Historical Jesus versus the Biblical Jesus?
Assessment: Paper.
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