Devotional Analysis

Devotional Analysis - Joshua Huver 12 February, 2008 J....

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Joshua Huver 12 February, 2008 J. Bird REL 1120 Devotional Analysis: The Beheading of John the Baptist I used the given link on Moodle and read that sermon to answer the questions, and in that sermon the author focuses his attentions on not John, but Herod Antipas, the Roman appointed ruler of Israel in the time of Jesus’ ministry. He is responsible for the beheading in part; it is actually his wife Herodias who inspires the deed. The beheading of John was viewed at the time as purely political. There was no reason for John’s beheading or even the arrest which led up to the beheading other then the fact that he was publicly denouncing Herod’s marriage to Herodias because not only did he divorce his first wife, but she was also his brother’s wife. According to the Mosaic Law, such acts were immoral and incestuous. The moral proclamations that John was making eventually led to a war with the country of Herod’s first wife and public humiliation of Herod himself. Although it would be much easier for Herod politically and
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course REL 1120 taught by Professor Bird;staff during the Spring '08 term at Greensboro College.

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