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In Jesus Christ Superstar Judas calls Jesus a jaded mandarin What does that mean?

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March 19, 2018 10:10AM

Jesus Christ Superstar is a play which attempted to present biblical text about the passion of Jesus Christ in a musical format... Jaded means: to be made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by having or seeing too much of something (Marriam Webster). Mandarin is a Chinese word for high official. The implication was that Jesus Christ did not lead the troops into battle against the Romans to defeat them, running them from Jerusalem (see Maccabees). The Hebrews expected Jesus to be a King to rise up and destroy Rome. However, that was not his mission at that time. His mission was to become the sacrifice for the sin of all mankind and provide opportunity for souls to reunite with our Father, through forgiveness by the one who sacrificed his life for their sins. Read John 10.