October 9th, 2018 9:45 AM
The only historic facts we know are that (a) someone seems to have existed, (b) the fact that temples functioned as banks necessary for trade, and the uprising at the temple, (c)the prosecution and crucifixion of this person.
Every other aspect appears to have been produced by the fictionalization and incorporation of other myths, that like all of judaism, began either in mesopotamia, persia, egypt, or greece.
We can document and have the evolution of each of the myths, from the first evidence in anatolia, to the spread throughout the fertile crescent.
The fact that most muslim scholars support the story of mohammed against all historical evidence. The fact that most christian scholars support the story of jesus against the historical evidence. And the fact that most jewish scholars support the existence of each of the characters and events, despite the evidence, tells us nothing. Truth is not determined by democracy, or by opinion, nor by historical authorship, but by evidence that survives falsification of all of the above.
Someone named jesus seems to have lived. However, the only evidence we have that does not have origin in other myths and religions, is (a) uprising at the temple, (b) prosecution, (c) crucifiction.
EVERYTHING ELSE was intentionally imported from prior religions synthesizing Seneca the Younger’s Stoicism, Greek Neo Platonism (idealism)/Authoritarianism, and Jewish pro roman reformation authors.
The origin of the ‘risen after three days’ is most interesting because it actually refers to the morning star which, in the jewish tradition, was not just Horace but Lucifer.