Who do you say that I am? Jesus among other gods. Gates of Hades

Jesus takes his disciples out of country to ask this question Matthew 16:13-21

  • Things to ponder about the setting where Jesus chose to ask the disciples who they thought he was:
    What is significant and different about the location, Caesarea Phillipi?
    Why was Caesarea Philippi built out? What was its intended purpose?
    What was “The Gates of Hades” in the time of Jesus?
    What did the god Pan represent, and why would they offer themselves to him?
    Positive things he would promise
    Negative threats if he wasn’t appeased