Saturday, March 26, 2016

Jesus's New York Times Obituary

Sam Roberts, an obituary writer for The New York Times, imagines how his predecessors might have reported the aftermath of an execution in the Middle East one Friday two millennia ago:

Jesus of Nazareth, a Galilean carpenter turned itinerant minister whose appeals to piety and whose repute as a healer had galvanized a growing contingent of believers, died on Friday after being crucified that morning just outside Jerusalem, only days after his followers had welcomed him triumphantly to the city as “the anointed one” and “the Son of David.” He was about 33.


More: Vanity Fair

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