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Introduction Jesus and Muhammad are both well-known figures in their respective religions, they are also the founders of the two largest religions in the world today, but who were these men and how did they become the founders of two of the largest religions in the world today? Jesus of Nazareth Jesus of Nazareth was born in or around 4 BCE, and was to have been crucified in the period between 29 to 36 CE. The reason the timeline is so vague, is that there was not a lot of written history. Most accounts were told from one generation to the next, it was not until a few decades after his death that his followers had written anything down about his life. Most of what is known about Jesus of Nazareth is from the four Gospels, which according to the Gospels of Mathew and Luke who claim he was born to Mary and Joseph a devout Jewess and a carpenter. There are even different speculations as to when and where he was born, some putting his birth in the spring or fall and in the town of Nazareth. Most of Christianity puts his birth on December 25 th , and in the town of Bethlehem. There is very little about his childhood, except for one excerpt from the Gospel of Luke where is said to have wandered off when he was twelve only to be found in a temple discussing religion. According to the Gospels, it was after his Baptism by John the Baptist at the age of 30, when he decided to start his own ministry and his own religion. It was during his last three years that more is known about his life, this is where the four Gospels describe his teachings and healings of his ministry. His teachings are said to be of fundamental Jewish, and that he had the ability to heal people and perform miracles. He also told his followers that he was the Messiah, and that he was the way.
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2010 for the course HUM HUM/130 taught by Professor Sonjasheffield during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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