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About Jesus Christ -Basic Historic Facts

The depictions of Jesus that people take for granted, religious icons and paintings, do not portray him as he was. Religion has done a lot to obscure the story of Jesus, for Satan loves nothing more than to detract from who he really is and what his purpose was in coming to this earth.

He Was Not Blonde And Blue Eyed
And he had no halo around his head. Jesus was born a Jew, in Israel. That means he was dark-haired, dark-eyed, and looked Israeli.

His Name Was Yeshua
While he was on this earth, no one called him, "Jesus." His name was Yeshua. He spoke Hebrew and Aramaic, and his given name, "Yeshua" means "salvation."

Born Of The Tribe Of Judah
His earthly foster-father or legal father, was Joseph, Hebrew Yosef, who was a Jew of the tribe of Judah and a descendant of King David through the line of David's son Solomon.

Jesus' mother was Mary, Hebrew Miriam, was also of the tribe of Judah, and descended from King David through David's son Nathan.

Lived Most Of His Life In Israel
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Israel, and lived his entire life on this earth within the confines of Israel, with the exception of a short period of time after his birth when his parents fled to Egypt because Herod was killing all the male Hebrew babies, intending to destroy the ONE who was born in Bethlehem, the Messiah and coming King. After Herod's death, they returned to Israel, to their home in Nazareth.

Jesus began his ministry at the river Jordan, and walked throughout Israel during the 3-1/2 years of his ministry, until his crucifixion.

The Crucifixion
Jesus was crucified on a hill called Golgotha just outside the city of Jerusalem, a place I've had the privilege of seeing for myself and can testify that it is recognizable by the rock formation making the hill look like a skull. He was buried in a tomb nearby.

Three nights and three days later, Jesus rose from the dead, and spent 40 more days on earth appearing to upwards of 500 people so that there would be no question that he had risen physically from the dead. He retained the nail prints in his hands, leaving no doubt that this was the same Jesus who died on that cross. After 40 days, he ascended back to heaven from the Mount of Olives, in the sight of many witnesses.