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Was Jesus a Martial Artist?

By Richard E. Overill, Ph.D.




Was Jesus a Martial Artist?

A number of statements in the gospels of the New Testament describe the behavior of Jesus-bar-Joseph of Nazareth in Galilee in a way that suggests that he may have been acquainted with certain martial arts techniques. The article questions what martial arts traditions may have been extant in Palestine, in the first century CE.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 18 No. 2 (2009): 8 pages.


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