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Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus
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the chosen are the ones most                        for Christ's death is demonstrated in
the                of the Church
artistic representation
                  's two depictions of the trial of Jesus
first image
depicts the presentation of Jesus to the           
uses details of                          buildings in Amsterdam
viewers from that time would have recognized that the buildings behind              and Jesus
mark the style of public building in their own         
presentation of those who demand Jesus' death, they look like the Dutchmen of Rembrandt's day
emphasizes the                          of the eager spectators
this would be as if a contemporary Rembrandt depicting Jesus being convicted at your city hall by people who look like you and your                   
in a subsequent work, Rembrandt                the audience from before the tribunal
now Jesus looks directly into the              of the picture, not the crowd in front
we the viewers become those demanding Christ's           
like           , no matter how much we want to claim our innocence, we are the ones who demanded the Savior's death
Bach's St. John               
Bach was deeply immersed in the                    tradition
in that portion of the Gospel where Peter is denying his Lord, Jesus has been struck by one of the             
Bach inserts a              which brings the story to the audience, putting us in the middle of the story
the words the choir sings are arresting:
"I and my sins which are as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore, they have caused the              that strikes you and the grievous host of pain."
makes it clear that no benefit is gained by reflecting on the question of                       
whether Jew or                is of secondary significance
Jesus' death was occasioned by our       
oppression of the Jews by the Catholic Church
important to retrieve the                  teaching
Christ died for our sins
we have to present this in some way that we played a role in his death
when the story of the Passion is read out loud during mass
it's the                          who speaks the words that demand the death of Jesus
just as the sons of            lowered Joseph into the pit, it is the sons and daughters of Christ who condemn him to death
when we see the                    acting the way they do in Mark, Mathew, Luke and John, it is not only to teach us about these figures but about us
Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
The Story of Jacob and his Sons
The Biblical Motif of First Born Son
The Shepherd Motif
Joseph's Dreams
The Problematic of Chosenness: Samuel and Joseph
Joseph in the Pit: Descent and Ascent
The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
Change in the Non-Elect
Joseph's Prison Dreams
The Symbolic of Joseph's Dreams as Service Not Power
Judah Pleads to Joseph for Benjamin
Judah as Most Important Son of Jacob
The Concept of Salvator Mundi
Transition from Israel to Jesus
Elijah and the Restoration of Israel
Preparing for the Restoration
Historical Jesus and the Importance of Criteria
The Historical Jesus and the Criteria of Coherence
Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
Discipleship as Service to Others
The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus