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YMMV: The Four Gospels
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: And Alternative Interpretation, period. The differences in doctrine in various forms of Christianity are a testament to this, despite all of them using the same scriptures - they interpret or even translate the details differently. Similarly, scholars who write about the "real" historical Jesus often have different interpretations of him and his times.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The guy running naked during the arrest of Jesus. Some scholars actually use this as an argument for the historicity of Mark's gospel— a good author would never include such a bizarrely off-key event at the dramatic high point of the story, unless maybe he was recording something that actually happened.
  • I Am Not Shazam: "Christ" is a descriptive title note , not Jesus' name or surname.
  • Iron Woobie: Jesus himself.
  • It Was His Sled: Jesus was crucified and died on the cross. He came Back from the Dead three days later.
  • Memetic Mutation: JOHN 3:16
  • Misaimed Fandom: Ever hear a gun-toting badass proclaim "let God sort them out"? Yeah, that originated as a reference to the Parable of the Wheat and the Taresnote , a rather different context...
  • Moral Event Horizon: Judas' betrayal of Jesus.
  • Obvious Judas: Judas Iscariot is the Trope Namer for betraying Jesus. However, the trope itself is actually averted: when Jesus tells His disciples that He knows one of them will betray Him, none of them have any clue who it might be, and all ask, "Lord, is it I?"

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