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One Short Essay Question.

What was the Messianic Secret and what did it accomplish?That is, what was it, how was it used in the gospel, and why was it used?Name three biblical scholars and their theories about the Secret.

Describe the four main groups described by Josephus from within the larger category of Second Temple Judaism, indicating how these groups differ.Then explain some common elements that it may be argued that all Second Temple Jews shared that distinguished them from other citizens of the Roman Empire during the first century ce.