Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Klinck

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Ruth 4:4; Jeremiah 32:7; Leviticus 27:30; Deuteronomy 12:17-19; Joshua 17:5, 14; Psalm 83:10; Isaiah 25:10; Luke 15:34-35; Deuteronomy 23:13; Genesis 45:6; Job 1:14; Luke 9:62; Matthew 11:29-30; Acts 9:5; Judges 3:31; Isaiah 10:26; Nahum 3:2; Deuteronomy 22:10; Malachi 1:14; Luke 8:5; Matthew 13:3; Mark 4:3; Luke 8:5-15; Mark 4:26-29; Matthew 13:24; John 4:35; Luke 8:5; Luke 8:7; Matthew 13:37-43; Matthew 24:30; Matthew 12:1; Deuteronomy 23:25; Ruth 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:3; Psalm 126:6; Matthew 9:37; Luke 10:2;


The scope of this thesis is limited to the words of Jesus as found in a Red-letter edition of the Authorized Version of the Bible. From these words of Jesus, terms and phrases were chosen that had, or appeared to have allusions to the world of the first century after Christ. These terms and phrases were then arranged into related categories as indicated by the chapter headings. Intensive reading was then done in the works and writings of missionaries and travelers in Palestine, of professional archaeologists and Orientalists. In this reading special attention was given to data which shed light on the background of these terms and phrases used by Jesus. It must be pointed out here that the religious life of Jesus' time was not treated. Such a study would be a lengthy treatise in itself.

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