Four Portraits, One Jesus: Jesus’ Birth, Childhood, and Early Ministry

Four Portraits, One Jesus: Jesus’ Birth, Childhood, and Early Ministry

Taught by Mark L. Strauss

You’ve heard the Christmas story a hundred times. This year, deepen your understanding. In a new online course, Dr. Mark Strauss takes a deep dive into the story of Jesus’ birth as it’s told in Matthew and Luke.

After December 25th, this course will no longer be available. Sign up today before the window closes!

Course Details

  • 1 Unit

  • Self-paced

  • .5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Four Portraits, One Jesus by Mark L. Strauss

3 Month Access
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Course Description

When you sign up, you will discover:

  • Why Jesus’ genealogies are different in Matthew and Luke
  • Why it matters that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and not somewhere else
  • Who the magi were and where they came from
  • The evidence that Matthew and Luke are writing from historical traditions, and not just creating stories to fit a theological agenda
  • Why the “inn” Mary and Joseph were turned away from isn’t what you think it is
  • The background and historical context of Jesus birth—the Roman census, Herod’s attempt to kill the infants of Bethlehem, John the Baptist, and more

This offer expires on December 25th.

Meet Your Instructors

Mark L. Strauss

Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Mark Strauss is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?: The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy, Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series, and Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.

Course Outline

  • Jesus’ Birth, Childhood, and Early Ministry


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