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Christianity Thomas on 03 Dec 2010 12:21 am

A very believable explanation for where the myth of Jesus really came from

Here is a very believable explanation for where the myth of Jesus came from:

The Real Jesus – a new hypothesis

Well worth reading.

5 Responses to “A very believable explanation for where the myth of Jesus really came from”

  1. on 03 Dec 2010 at 3:46 pm 1.The Answer Man said …

    Just imagine – Kevin Mulholland is the first guy to discover this information. Great work Kevin.

  2. on 03 Dec 2010 at 10:15 pm 2.Kelly Allen Hall said …

    I come from a small town in Colorado I know God is here with us all the time. He hears all prayers if you don’t get your answer right away.just open your heart and ask Him to help you understand.He has came to me and helped me in my life a hundred times I can’t count all the times He has helped me. and if He will help me, He will help you to just ask Him, and then look for His love

  3. on 05 Dec 2010 at 4:26 am 3.dxt said …

    Not a plausible hypothesis at all. Judas was a KNOWN false prophet of the day and Josephus specifically mentions Jesus in his works “Antiquity of the jews” in book 18 and 20.

    Book 18.3.3

    “3. Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ. And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, (9) those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; (10) as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him. And the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day. ”

    Book 20.9.1

    ” Festus was now dead, and Albinus was but upon the road; so he assembled the sanhedrim of judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others, [or, some of his companions]; and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned:”

    What do we learn about Jesus from Josephus?

    -Jesus had a brother named James, who was an important member of the church;
    -Jesus was a wise and virtuous man;
    -Jesus had disciples, both among the Jews and Gentiles. Although Meier regards the latter as retorjectory in nature, we may suggest that it is something that simply lacked emphasis in the Gospels.
    -Jesus was called “Christ” by some.
    -Jesus was a worker of surprising deeds
    -Jesus was executed by Pilate by means of crucifixion.
    -His execution was prompted in part by the leaders among the Jews.
    -Christians were “named” from Him – which confirms Tacitus’ own usage of the terminology.

    The time frame for “legendary stories” to creep in is false as well. You dont even need the testimonies of the Gospels to determine the dates and the authenticity of the Scriptures. It is far before the authors claim of anything being written 70+ years after the fact. I wont get into all the details on this right now but if anyone insists on this info I would be happy to lay it out.

  4. on 08 Dec 2010 at 2:14 am 4.Kevin Mulholland said …

    I am the original blogger that this commenter is referring to.

    Having studied the works of Flavius Josephus fairly extensively now, I find it amusing that he quotes the following (known as the Testimonium Flavivum):
    “3. Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ.”(etc).

    If you have read the works of Josephus, you know that he goes into excruciating detail over the most minor of characters.

    In this case, he is in the midst of an unrelated story, suddenly states this amazing statement purporting Jesus as the Christ and Messiah, and in less than a paragraph resumes the rest of the story he was previously telling.

    I am sorry, but you have to be an absolute idiot to maintain that this was anything other than an obtuse forgery.

    (If you look this up on wikipedia, you will find that common consensus attributes this to the early church leader Eusibius, about 3 centuries after Josephus’ writings).

  5. on 22 Dec 2010 at 9:42 am 5.Anonymous said …

    if you dont believe in god sorry but why is it so important to you to have other people to believe the same idea you have

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