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Frank Hager Review 1 Introduction to the New Testament February 5, 2010 Divine Men The readings from Cartlidge and Dungan provide us with examples of divine men around the time of Jesus who pose many similarities and differences between Jesus in Luke and these men. Some similarities include divine births, famous lineages, performance of miracles, and reference as the ‘Son of Man’, to name a few. Still, there are many differences, such as immortality and divine appearance, to name a few. In this reflection, I will compare many of the divine men mentioned in the text and compare them to the divine man, Jesus, portrayed in the Gospel of Luke. The first man mentioned in the text was Plato, who was believed to be a descendent from Poseidon (129), and Jesus was from the family of David (Luke 2: 4). Second, Alexander was believed to be conceived divinely by Zeus (131), just as the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and the ‘power of the Most High will overshadow you’ (Luke 1: 35). In the example of Julius
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