Act Two: Tragedy and Triumph

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199747467
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894796 | DOI:
Act Two: Tragedy and Triumph

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This chapter traces what might be called the “Second Act” in the lives of the two religious figures: the historical circumstances of Jesus’ last days in Jerusalem and the plot against his life, his Last Supper, arrest, trial, execution and burial. Muhammad escaped his own execution by a flight/migration (hijra) to oasis Medina where he becomes, by invitation, the head of the polity there. A prophet became an aggressive general and a skilled statesman for the ten years before his death from natural causes.

Keywords: Jesus; Jerusalem; triumphal entry; Last Supper; crucifixion; Muhammad; hijra; Medina; Quran; Jews; Badr Wells

Chapter.  8202 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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