Jesus in the New Testament and The Urantia Book, Part 6
Events Leading up to Jesus' Arrest
Urantia Paper 171: On the Way to Jerusalem
- UP 171:0 Comments on "The Kingdom of Heaven".
- UP 171:1 The Departure from Pella. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 171:2 On Counting the Cost. Luke 14:25-35
- UP 171:3 The Perean Tour. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 171:4 Teaching at Livias
- a. Predicts his death. Matt. 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, Luke 18:31-34
- (Compare with a former prediction: Matt. 17:22,23, Mark 9:30-32, Luke 9:43-45
- "they were amazed"--The apostles could not comprehend how Jesus would openly go up to Jerusalem in the face of the Sanhedrin's condemnation of death.
- "they did not grasp what was said"--The apostles still expected Jesus to establish a temporal kingdom on earth with its headquarters at Jerusalem. Thus, they could not comprehend Jesus' announcement that he would die at the hands of the chief priests and scribes.
- b. Warning against Herod. Luke 13:31-35
- UP 171:5 The Blind Man at Jericho. Matt. 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43
- UP 171:6 The Visit to Zaccheus. Luke 19:1-10
- UP 171:7 "As Jesus Passed By." No New Testament Correspondence.
171:8 Parable of the Pounds. Luke
- "ten pounds"--A pound was equivalent to about three months' wages for a laborer.
Urantia Paper 172: Going into Jerusalem
- UP 172:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 172:1 Sabbath at Bethany. Matt. 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, John 11:55 to end, John 12:1-11
- UP 172:2 Sunday Morning with the Apostles, No New Testament Correspondence.
172:3 The Start for Jerusalem--"The Triumphal Entry". Matt.
- A warrior entered a city on a horse. A king on a mission of peace entered riding upon an ass. Jesus would not enter as the warrior king and ruling Messiah expected by the Jews, but rather as a man of peace, fulfilling the spiritual concept of the Messiah. Here, Jesus once more seeks to demonstrate to his followers that his kingdom is not of this world; it is a purely spiritual affair involving the rule of God in the hearts of his earth children.
- UP 172:4 Visiting about the Temple. Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4
- UP 172:5 The Apostles' Attitude. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 173: Monday in Jerusalem
- UP 173:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
173:1 Cleansing the Temple. Matt.
- (The Bible lists two cleansings of the temple. The story in John agrees with the Urantia Book, but John has placed it so early:in Jesus' career that Bible authorities call it a separate episode from the one reported by Matthew, Mark, and Luke who have placed it in the proper time segment--the last week of Jesus' life.)
- UP 173:2 Challenging the Master's Authority. Matt. 21:23-27, Mark 11:27-33, Luke 20:1-8
- UP 173:3 Parable of the Two Sons. Matt. 21:28-32
- UP 173:4 Parable of the Absent Landlord. Matt. 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19
173:5 Parable of the Marriage Feast. Matt.
- "Destroy this temple" (his body). John 2:18-22
Urantia Paper 174: Tuesday Morning in the Temple
- UP 174:0 Individual greetings. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 174:1 Divine Forgiveness. No New Testament Correspondence.
174:2 Questions by the Jewish Rulers. Matt.
- "Pharisees"--consists of the scribes and rabbis taken together
- "Herodians"--The Herodians were a political party that sought emancipation from direct Roman rule through the restoration of the Herodian dynasty.
174:3 The Sadducees and the Resurrection. Matt.
- "Sadduces"--consisted of the priesthood and certain wealthy Jews.
- UP 174:4 The Great Commandment. Matt. 22:34-46, Mark 12:28-37, Luke 20:41-44
174:5 The Inquiring Greeks. John
- "the Christ"--Christ is the Greek form of the Hebrew Messiah which comes from Mashi'ah, and which means "anointed one." The concept of the "nointed one" derives from the fact that kings were anointed with holy oil at their coronation to show that they were consecreated to God.
Urantia Paper 175: The Last Temple Discourse
- UP 175:0 No New Testament Correspondence
175:1 The Discourse. Matt.
Chapter 23, Mark
- "phylacteries"--Leather pouches containing quotations from the scripture and worn on the arms or forehead.
- UP 175:2 Status of Individual Jews. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 175:3 The Fateful Sanhedrin Meeting. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 175:4 The Situation in Jerusalem. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 176: Tuesday Evening on Mount Olivet
- UP 176:0 Destruction of the temple. Matt. 24:1,2, Mark 13:1,2, Luke 21:5,6
176:1 The Destruction of Jerusalem. Matt.
- "and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles"--Jesus was crucified in March, A.D. 35. A little more than 30 years later, in 66 A.D., there was a revolt of the Jews seeking to throw off the Roman yolk. The Roman army came against them and in 70 A.D. they broke through the walls, leveled Jerusalem and killed many of its inhabitants. This they did in response to the revolts led by socalled "deliverers". The Jewish historian Josephus recorded the scene: "...one would have thought that the hill itself, on which the temple stood, was seething hot...the blood was larger in quantity than the fire...the ground did nowhere appear visible, for the dead bodies that lay on it, but the soldiers went over heaps of those bodies, as they ran upon such as fled from them. While the [temple] was on fire, everything was plundered that came to hand, and ten thousand of those that were caught were slain; nor was there a commiseration of any age, or any reverence for gravity, but children, and old men ... and priests, were all slain in the same manner." (Flavious Josephus, Book VI, Ch. 5)
- UP 176:2 The Master's Second Coming. Matt. 24:29-44, Mark 13:24-37, Luke 21:25-36
- UP 176:3 Later Discussion at the Camp
- Parable of the talents. Matt. 25:14-30
- UP 176:4 The Return of Michael. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 177: Wednesday, the Rest Day
- UP 177:0 No New Testament Correspondence
- UP 177:1 One Day Alone with God. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 177:2 Early Home Life. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 177:3 The Day at Camp. No New Testament Correspondence.
177:4 Judas and the Chief Priests. Matt.
- "the feast of Unleavened Bread"--This feast was a part of the Jews' commemoration of the time of their escape from Egypt under Moses. (Exodus 12:1-20)
- UP 177:5 The Last Social Hour. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 178: Last Day at the Camp
- UP 178:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 178:1 Discourse on Sonship and Citizenship. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 178:2 After the Noontime Meal. Matt. 26:17-19, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13
- UP 178:3 On the Way to the Supper. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 179: The Last Supper
- UP 179:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 179:1 The Desire for Preference. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 179:2 Beginning the Supper. Matt. 26:20, Mark 14:17, Luke 22:14-18
- UP 179:3 Washing the Apostles' Feet. John 13:1-20, Luke 22:24-30
- UP 179:4 Last Words to the Betrayer. Matt. 26:21-25, Mark 14:18-21, Luke 22:21-23, John 13:21-30
- UP 179:5 Establishing the Remembrance Supper. Matt. 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-26, Luke 22:19,20
Urantia Paper 180: The Farewell Discourse
- UP 180:0 Luke 22:35,36, John 13:31-33
- UP 180:1 The New Commandment. John 13:34, 35
- UP 180:2 The Vine and the Branches
- UP 180:3 Enmity of the World
- UP 180:4 The Promised Helper
- "But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me."--Before this time we have heard of the Father's Spirit of love and the Holy Spirit; but this is the first mention in the Bible of the Spirit of Truth. This is a new spiritual endowment that is to be sent by Jesus from the Father. This spiritual endowment appears to be a joint bestowal from both the Father and the Son; and it is to bear witness to the truth of Jesus and his teachings.
- UP 180:5 The Spirit of Truth
- UP 180:6 The Necessity for Leaving
Urantia Paper 181: Final Admonitions and Warnings
- UP 181:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 181:1 Last Words of Comfort. John 16:29-33
- UP 181:2 Farewell Personal Admonitions. No New Testament Correspondence, except the prediction of Peter's denial as follows: Matt.26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-34, John 13:36-38
Urantia Paper 182: In Gethsemane
- UP 182:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 182:1 The Last Group Prayer. John Chapter 17
- UP 182:2 Last Hour before the Betrayal, No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 182:3 Alone in Gethsemane. Matt. 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46, John 18:1
Arrest, Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus
Urantia Paper 183: The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
- UP 183:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 183:1 The Father's Will. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 183:2 Judas in the City. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 183:3 The Master's Arrest. Matt. 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:1-12
- UP 183:4 Discussion at the Olive Press. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 183:5 On the Way to the High Priest's Palace. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 184: Before the Sanhedrin Court
- UP 184:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 184:1 Examination by Annas. John 18:12-14, John 18:19-24
- UP 184:2 Peter in the Courtyard. Matt. 26:58, Matt. 26:69-75, Mark 14:53,54, Mark 14:66-72, Luke 22:54-62, John 18:15-18, John 18:25-27
- UP 184:3 Before the court of Sanhedrists. Matt. 26:59-66, Mark 14:55-64, Luke 22:54
- UP 184:4 The Hour of Humiliation. Matt. 26:67-68, Mark 14:65, Luke 22:63-65
- UP 184:5 The Second Meeting of the Court. Mark 15:1, Luke 22:66-71
Urantia Paper 185: The Trial before Pilate
- UP 185:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 185:1 Pontius Pilate. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 185:2 Jesus Appears before Pilate. Matt. 27:1,2, Matt. 27:11-14, Mark 15:1-5, Luke 23:1-3, John 18:28-32
- UP 185:3 The Private Examination by Pilate, Luke 23:4-7, John 18:33-38
- UP 185:4 Jesus before Herod. Luke 23:8-12
- UP 185:5 Jesus Returns to Pilate. Matt. 27:15-23, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:13-23, John 18:39-40
- UP 185:6 Pilate's Last Appeal. Matt. 27:27-31, Mark 15:16-19, John 19:1-8
- UP 185:7 Pilate's Last Interview. John 19:9-15
- UP 185:8 Pilate's Tragic Surrender. Matt. 27:24-26, Luke 23:24,25, John 19:16
Urantia Paper 186: Just before the Crucifixion
- UP 186:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 186:1 The End of Judas Iscariot. Matt. 27:3-10
- UP 186:2 The Master's Attitude, No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 186:3 The Dependable David Zebedee. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 186:4 Preparation for the Crucifixion. Matt. 27:31, Mark 15:20
- UP 186:5 Jesus' Death in Relation to the Passover. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 187: The Crucifixion
- UP 187:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 187:1 On the Way to Golgotha. Matt. 27:32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26-32, John 19:17
187:2 The Crucifixion. Matt.
- "the third hour"--The third hour after sunrise. This would have been around 9 A.M. Friday morning.
- UP 187:3 Those Who Saw the Crucifixion. Matt. 27:39-44, Matt. 27:55,56, Mark 15:29-32, Mark 15:40,41, Luke 23:35-38, John 19:25
187:4 The Thief on the Cross. Luke
- John put in charge of Jesus' mother. John 19:26-27
187:5 Last Hour on the Cross. Matt.
- "from the sixth ... til the ninth hour"--(after sunrise); from about noon to 3 P.M.
- "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"--This is the first line of Psalm 22. In his final hours of consciousness Jesus' human mind here returns to Psalms memorized in his childhood.
- "hyssop"--An aromatic mint, used in bunches for purificatory sprinkling rites by the ancient Hebrews.
- "He who saw it"--John Zebedee, the writer of the Gospel of John
- UP 187:6 After the Crucifixion. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 188: The Time of the Tomb
- UP 188:0 Matt. 27:57-58, Mark 15:42-45, Luke 23:50-52, John 19:38
188:1 The Burial of Jesus. Matt.
- "the Sabbath was beginning"--the sabbath began at sundown on Friday evening.
188:2 Safeguarding the Tomb. Matt.
- "next day"--Saturday, the Sabbath
- UP 188:3 During the Sabbath Day. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 188:4 Meaning of the Death on the Cross. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 188:5 Lessons from the Cross. No New Testament Correspondence.