A Kingdom and A King

Jesus was mockingly called ‘The King of The Jews’. He was given a purple robe, a sceptre, a crown and a throne – all the regalia still used by the British monarchy today. We vest the wealth of the nation in our monarchy, and they are bathed with military honours.

But for all our tradition, does this actually have anything to do with kingship? And who decides what a real king looks like, and how a real king should act? They thought they knew in the 1stC, and it looked a lot like our modern expectations. Have we learned nothing in 2000 years?

This King upends all our notions of royalty and fealty.

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