Exploring the Gospels and the Life of Christ

For this report assume you are an investigative reporter for the Jerusalem newspapyrus called, היום רוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushaláyim HaYom [Jerusalem Today]. The editor has tasked you with writing a story on Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus’ crucifixion by the Romans occurred three days ago, but now people are reporting His resurrection. Using the synoptic Gospel accounts of the crucifixion and the resurrection plus the account of the Gospel of John write a news article reconciling the eye witness reports of these events. Use traditional reporting practices that tell who, what, when, where, why, and how these events unfolded.

For your sources cite the biblical text, the course textbook, and other sources you might consult. Because this is a news story, direct quotations should be limited to the actual dialogue statements found in the biblical text. Cite the biblical Book and Chapter as you unfold your news story–you do not need to cite the specific Bible verse except for the direct quotations. Be sure to give your news story a descriptive headline (title). The New Testament passages to consult:

Matthew Chapters 26-28
Mark Chapters 14-16
Luke Chapters 22-24
John Chapters 18-21

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