Julius Caesus The Storm Analysis

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Wright describes the First-Century-Storm, in the centre of which Jesus found himself, as a steady gale, a high pressure system and a great cyclone merging simultaneously in Jerusalem. The gale that blew in from the far west was Rome. More specifically, it was the new superpower of Rome created by a self-serving and arrogant Julius Caesar, who was uninterested in staying true to the centuries old way of Roman rule. He craved absolute power, fancied himself divine and regal and stirred such an outrage in Roman citizens who were dedicated to keeping with tradition, that it led to his own assassination. In turn, this led to a civil war between these traditionalists and Caesar’s supporters, which eventually saw Julius’s adopted son, Octavian,…show more content…
Riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, Jesus went unrecognized by the vast majority. Despite both past and present prophets telling them repeatedly that God would return to Jerusalem and live among them, that God Himself would become king, that God Himself would rule the land and the people through His son, they could not reconcile the promises with the reality. They were cynical of the truth when Jesus was standing in front of them. Scriptures told them of the promises God made to His people, prophets reminded them that God would send them an anointed one. They were not certain of what to expect and how God as king would play out in real life. Descriptions provided through ancient scriptures were definitely more spectacular in nature than a man on a donkey despite specific writings suggesting that this is exactly how He would show up. During the years described by Wright as the public career of Jesus, Christ spoke to the people of God’s intentions for them and of His kingdom. They were warned that their ideas of what God was intending and what He wanted of them were not in alignment. While Jesus taught his followers and preached the good news, He also advised of impending disaster should the masses not adhere to His teachings and His warnings, claiming that God’s Kingdom is at hand and this part of the story has been fulfilled. These three elements colliding at the same time summarizes Wright’s description of The Perfect Storm with Jesus standing in the

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