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The historical Jesus is believed to be a Galilean Jew who undertook at least one pilgrimage to Jerusalem, then part of Roman Judaea, during a time of messianic and apocalyptic expectations in late Second Temple Judaism. He was an eschatological prophet and an autonomous ethical teacher. He told surprising and original parables, many of them about the coming Kingdom of God.

William Holman Hunt - The Light of the World (1851-1853) as a scholar puts it... "There is no handle on the outside of the door of the human heart. It must be opened from within..."