Transducing Terror – How the Gospel of Mark pacified Jewish Zealot Messianism

Tens of thousands of Jewish rebel captives after 73 CE could become followers of Jesus the ‘real Messiah’ when they considered how wrong they had been in their understanding of the true nature of the Jewish Messiah; psychologically they would have been suffering deeply from a type of Stockholm Syndrome, and their conversion to the new way would be a result of the transduction of their terror. Mark attempts to transduce their terror by demonizing their leaders, eschatology, and beliefs, and nobilizing the leadership, eschatology, and beliefs of Jesus and his followers.

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