Writing a character analysis on Jesus Christ This is for my son in his Senior English class.

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You would do much much better to narrow this question down by looking at how each of the various gospels present Jesus. There are marked differences, as each writer is trying to emphasise different characteristics of Jesus depending on the audience they are writing for and their situation. Thus, for example, the Jewishness of Jesus is emphasised in Matthew, whereas Jesus' acceptance of Gentiles is emphasised in Luke.

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Many of the gospels of the New Testament illustrate the personality traits of Jesus Christ as a person.  For instance, his justified anger at the Pharisees points greatly to His humanity.  His sense of justice is also apparent, as is his wisdom as He will not be tricked by the Pharisees when they ask how much one should tithe:  "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and render unto God the things that are God's."

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Since Jesus is also Spirit (the Godhead, three in one), how about starting with the fruits of the Spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control.  These character qualities are things we're supposed to display as Christians, followers of Christ.  He is these things, so these are His character traits. 

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Without knowing anything about the assignment and the scoring criteria for it, this is a little difficult to answer. The earlier posters have given some helpful suggestions, but I would also suggest thinking about the historical documentation that Dan Brown used in his novel, The Da Vinci Code. He had some really intersting information about Jesus, and I’m sure you could track down some of those historical references.

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I would answer an assignment on the character of Jesus Christ in a very methodical way. I might approach it chronologically because I like to be methodical and precise, so I might even start before He was born with Messiah predictions from ancient texts in the Bible. We seem to find out a lot about Jesus before He even gets here! (One is coming...

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Without knowing anything about the assignment and the scoring criteria for it, this is a little difficult to answer. The earlier posters have given some helpful suggestions, but I would also suggest thinking about the historical documentation that Dan Brown used in his novel, The Da Vinci Code. He had some really intersting information about Jesus, and I’m sure you could track down some of those historical references.

Da Vinci Code is fiction and never claims to be fact. I would not use this reference to analyze the characteristics of Jesus Christ

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Thanks to all who have posted ideas on this post. I am sure my son will appreciate this...I believe this is his first character analysis paper to write and I wanted to give him a little more insight to go on. Again, Thanks!!

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