Essay Question 21 Jesus Knowledge

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E4/8 Chris Graflage THEO 221-01 Essay Question 21 Jesus’ Knowledge These passages all express different things about Jesus. They essentially say how Jesus has divine knowledge and at the same time human knowledge. As it says in Philippines 2:7, “Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance.” With ordinary things Jesus sometimes shows remarkable insight into ordinary things. At other times he asks as an ordinary human showing ordinary human ignorance. With religious matter Jesus is pictured as having ordinary knowledge of Jewish religious things. At times, though, he seems to make mistakes quoting scripture unless this comes from the writers misquoting Jesus quoting of the scripture. In Luke 2:46 Jesus is asking questions in the Temple, and is said to grow in wisdom. This shows Jesus was not born
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Unformatted text preview: with the knowledge of all the scriptures; he had to learn them like every other Jew. He did not have a special power. Also, Jesus is sometimes pictured as knowing what will happen in the future. Then at other times he seems to have no knowledge of what is to come. The Gospels do not seem to hesitate in mentioning normal human ignorance in Jesus, but at other times the Gospels attribute more than ordinary knowledge to Jesus. Some Gospel passages report admiration for the depth of Jesus teaching, but Jesus also seems to conform to contemporary limited understandings of Scripture. For example, Jesus accepts the idea of time of demons being the reason for disease. Jesus knowledge was limited, but he did seem to have an intuitive consciousness of a one of a kind relationship with God, hence why calls himself the only Son of God....
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