1Sahil B = ""It has been said that the medium through which humanity experiences “the miraculous” can alter
dramatically according to time and place. In the age of Moses, for example, miracle was primarily
experienced through magic. Moses was forced to prove his prophetic credentials by transforming a rod
into a snake or, more spectacularly, by parting the Red Sea. By the time of Jesus, the experience of miracle
had, for the most part, shifted to the field of medicine, which also included exorcism. The disciples may
have believed Jesus to be the promised Messiah, but there is little doubt that the rest of Judea saw him as
merely another wandering healer; almost everywhere Jesus went he was constantly challenged to
demonstrate his prophetic identity, not by performing magical feats, but by healing the sick and the lame."-No god but God, Reza Aslan"