Juha Bach - A Biblical Interpretation
A lot of Youtubers have labelled Juha Bach as the "Quincy Jesus" - from the way he healed people ever since he was a child, to him being the son of the god of the Bleachverse, to his godlike abilities to see and change the future.
But it goes further than that. If you recall Christian beliefs 101, you can see that the Old and New Testament varied vastly with their themes. Where the God of the Old Testament has a more Dictatorial rule - Noah and the flood, Genocide, Tower of Babel, etc. Then comes the New Testament, where Jesus encouraged humility and mercy, what with Do-not-do-unto-others and Forgive-them-for-they-know-not-what-they-do kinds of quotes. Could it be that Kubo intended to make a parallel with Juha Bach?
As for the Quincy, they themselves can be compared to the Apostles - they were persecuted for doing something that may disrupt the "balance". With the Stern Ritters it was the disruption of the flow of reishi from the world of the living, to Soul Society, to Hueco Mundo. But to the Apostles, it was the disruption of the Jewish beliefs in Jerusalem, what with the increase of Christian believers after Christ's death.
Thirdly, there’s the Apocalypse. Since it is the final arc, I feel like this can also be the equivalent of the Second Coming, as indicated in the Bible. Given the fact that Juha Bach literally came back from the dead, similar to Jesus, he also has his version of the Four Horsemen – the Elite Stern Ritters.
Last, but not the least, there’s Uryu and Hashwalth. It was obvious to the readers and the characters themselves that Uryu will betray Juha Bach. It’s as if Juha created his own Judas Escariot. And the dead giveaway (or probably coincidental) is the Stil Silver that served as his weakness and lead to his death. The same metal that tempted Judas to betray Jesus and lead to his crucifixion.
As for Hashwalth, you can compare him to Peter. Being the most loyal Stern Ritter, he began to waver as Juha Bach retracted his power. It may seem to be a stretch, but in a way it’s similar to how Peter denied being Jesus’ follower when the were being arrested by Pontius Pilates’ soldiers.
That's about it. Thanks for reading!