Index to the Bible Comparison
Jesus in the New Testament and The Urantia Book, Part 5
Last Months of Jesus' Public Ministry
Growing Opposition of Religious Leaders
Urantia Paper 152: Events Leading Up to the Capernaum Crisis
152:0 Going to Jairus' daughter. Matt.
152:1 At Jairus' House. Matt.
152:2 Feeding the Five Thousand. Matt.
- (Feeding the four thousand is not in the Urantia Book.)
152:3 The King:making Episode. John
152:4 Simon Peter's Night Vision. Matt.
152:5 Back in Bethsaida. No New Testament Correspondence.
152:6 At Gennesaret. Matt.
152:7 At Jerusalem. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 153: The Crisis at Capernaum
153:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
153:1 The Setting of the Stage. No New Testament Correspondence.
153:2 The Epochal Sermon. John
- This sermon
in the synagogue marks the turning point in Jesus' relations with
the Jerusalem religious leaders. Before this time there had existed
an increasingly uneasy peace. After this sermon, in which Jesus proclaimed
himself to be the "bread of life," there existed open hostility
between the established religious leaders and Jesus.
153:3 The After Meeting
- Flesh and blood. John
- Eating with unwashed hands. Matt.
- "need not honor his father"--That is,
the children would say that the part of their wealth they would
normally have given to their parents had been given to God instead.
This enabled them to not share their wealth with their parents in
need—thereby they disobeyed the commandment to 'honor your father
and your mother.' Jesus makes this point to his outspoken enemies,
the Jerusalem religious leaders, who accused him of transgressing
the "tradition of the elders."
153:4 Last Words in the Synagogue
153:5 The Saturday Evening. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 154: Last Days at Capernaum
154:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
154:1 A Week of Counsel. No New Testament Correspondence.
154:2 A Week of Rest. No New Testament Correspondence.
154:3 The Second Tiberias Conference. No New Testament
154:4 Saturday Night in Capernaum. No New Testament Correspondence.
154:5 The Eventful Sunday Morning. No New Testament Correspondence.
154:6 Jesus' Family Arrives. Matt.
154:7 The Hasty Flight. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 155: Fleeing through Northern Galilee
155:0 No New Testament Correspondence
155:1 Why Do the Heathen Rage? No New Testament Correspondence.
155:2 The Evangelists in Chorazin. No New Testament Correspondence.
155:3 At Caesarea:Philippi. Matt.
16:13-19, Matt. 16:24
- "You are the Messiah, the son of the living
God." Here, for the first time, the apostles (with Peter as their
spokesman) affirm their belief that Jesus is not only the Messiah
(the Christ--"the anointed one")--but also the divine Son
- "on this rock I will build my church"--What
is this rock? It is the apostle's confession, through the insight
of the Father's spirit, that Jesus is the Son of God. This belief
in Jesus' divine identity is a revelation of the spirit to man's soul,
and Jesus declares that on this rock of spiritual reality he will
build his church--the spiritual brotherhood of the kingdom of heaven.
- "take up his cross and follow me"--Assume
the obligations of sonship with God.
155:4 On the Way to Phoenicia. No New Testament Correspondence.
155:5 The Discourse on True Religion. No New Testament
155:6 The Second Discourse on Religion. No New Testament
Urantia Paper 156: The Sojourn at Tyre and Sidon
156:0 No New Testament Correspondence
156:1 The Syrian Woman. Matt.
156:2 Teaching In Sidon. No New Testament Correspondence.
156:3 The Journey up the Coast. No New Testament Correspondence.
156:4 At, Tyre. No New Testament Correspondence.
156:5 Jesus: Teaching at Tyre. No New Testament Correspondence.
156:6 The Return from Phoenicia. No New Testament Correspondence.
Mount of Transfiguration
Urantia Paper 157: At Caesarea:Philippi
Urantia Paper 158: The Mount of Transfiguration
158:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
158:1 The Transfiguration. Matt.
- "led them up a high mountain"--Jesus and
the apostles have retreated to the domains of Herod Philip, north
of Galilee. They have recently been at Caesarea:Phillipi. Mt. Hermon
is about 10 miles northeast of Caesarea:Phillipi and is the only "high
mountain" in these parts. The apostles probably camped at the
foot of Mt. Hermon while Jesus and the three ascended the mountain.
158:2 Coming Down the Mountain. Matt.
- "until the Son of Man should have risen from
the dead."--This is Jesus' first mention of the fact that he
will die and rise from the dead.
- "I tell you that Elijah has come"--Peter
and the other apostles have recently confessed that Jesus is the Messiah,
the Son of God. Here Jesus identifies John the Baptist as his forefunner,
the Elijah of Malachi's prophecy.
158:3 Meaning of the Transfiguration. No New Testament
158:4 The Epileptic Boy. Matt.
158:5 Jesus Heals the Boy.
158:6 In Celsus' Garden. No New Testament Correspondence.
158:7 Peter's Protest. Matt.
158:8 At Peter's House. Matt.
Concluding the Public Ministry
- Urantia Paper 159: The Decapolis Tour
- UP 159:0 Mark 7.31
159:1 The Sermon on Forgiveness.
- a. The lost sheep. Matt.
- b. When your brother sins against you. Matt.
- c. Ungrateful steward. Matt.
thousand talents"--A talent was more than fifteen years' wages
of a laborer. Ten thousand talents in silver content would amount
to almost $10,000,000 and would be much more in buying power.
- "a hundred
denarii"--The denarius was equivalent to one day's wage.
159:2 The Strange Preacher. Mark
159:3 Instruction for Teachers and Believers. No New
159:4 The Talk with Nathaniel. No New Testament Correspondence.
159:5 The Positive Nature of Jesus' Religion. No New
159:6 The Return to Magadan. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 160: Rodan of Alexandria
Urantia Paper 161: Further Discussions with Rodan
Urantia Paper 162: At the Feast of Tabernacles
162:0 Calling fire down from heaven. Luke
162:1 The Dangers of the Visit to Jerusalem. No New Testament
162:2 The First Temple Talk. John
of Tabernacles"--This was the celebration of the final harvest,
and came in the cool autumn months (September--October). Thus it was
much better attended than either the Passover (at the end of winter)
or Pentecost (at the beginning of summer). The fact that this feast
was attended by Jews from all over the known world made it an ideal
occasion of Jesus' first public proclamation of the gospel in Jerusalem.
- The feast
commemorated the time the Hebrews lived in the wilderness before
they entered Canaan. As part of this celebration families built
small huts using palm and willow branches. The feast was appointed
by Moses in Leviticus
162:3 The Woman Taken in Adultery. John
7:53 to end, John
162:4 The Feast of Tabernacles. No New Testament Correspondence.
162:5 Sermon on the Light of the World. John
162:6 Discourse on the Water of Life. John
162:7 The Discourse on Spiritual Freedom. John
- Jesus affirms that the Jews are the children of
Abraham in the sense that they are physical descendants of Abraham
while pointing out that they are not children of Abraham in the sense
of being followers of his teachings and practices.
162:8 The Visit with Martha and Mary. Luke
162:9 At Bethlehem with Abner. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 163: Ordination of the Seventy at Magadan
Urantia Paper 164: At the Feast of Dedication
164:0 No New Testament Correspondence
164:1 Story of the Good Samaritan. Luke
164:2 At Jerusalem. No New Testament Correspondence.
164:3 Healing the Blind Beggar. John
- It was common belief that persons were born blind
because of the sins of their parents.
164:4 Josiah before the Sanhedrin. See reference for
UP Sec. 3.
- The Sanhedrin was the high ruling body of the Jews.
It was composed of Pharisees (scribes and rabbis) and Sadducees (priests
and certain wealthy Jews) and was presided over by the High Priest.
Since the Sanhedrin was the Jewish Supreme Court it was they who would
have conducted any investigation into the breaking of the Sabbath.
164:5 Teaching in Solomon's Porch. John
Urantia Paper 165: The Perean Mission Begins
Urantia Paper 166: Last Visit to Northern Perea
Urantia Paper 167: The Visit to Philadelphia
Urantia Paper 168: The Resurrection of Lazarus
168:0 Arriving at Bethany. John
168:1 At the Tomb of Lazarus. John
168:2 The Resurrection of Lazarus. John
168:3 Meeting of the Sanhedrin. John
- "gathering the council"--The Sanhedrin
met to decide what to do about Jesus.
- "Jesus therefore no longer went about openly
among the Jews; but went from there to the country near the wilderness,
and there he stayed with his disciples."--The regions of Perea
and the Decapolis, and the provinces lying across the Jordan river
from Judea were all outside the reach of the Jewish Sanhedrin.
168:4 The Answer to Prayer. No New Testament Correspondence.
168:5 What Became of Lazarus. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 169: Last Teaching at Pella
Urantia Paper 170: The Kingdom of Heaven
170:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
170:1 Concepts of the Kingdom of Heaven. No New Testament
170:2 Jesus' Concept of the Kingdom. No New Testament
170:3 In Relation to Righteousness. No New Testament
170:4 Jesus' Teaching about the Kingdom. No New Testament
170:5 Later Ideas of the Kingdom. No New Testament Correspondence.
Next: Part 6--Events Leading up to Jesus' Arrest and Crucifixion