By Georges Ory
Translation of examine des origines chrétiennes
Translated by way of Paul Davidson
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The god become man It seems, then, that we can affirm that Jesus the man is an artificial construction. We do not know how, when, or where he was born; he showed himself to be at once a prophet and messiah, a king and a high priest, a maker of miracles and helpless in the face of violence, adored by the masses and abandoned by them, surrounded by symbolic characters (the persecuting king, the evil high priest, the wicket Roman, the Judaean traitor, and so on). ”, Cahiers Ernest Renan, Nos. 6, 7, and 8; see also page 90.
E. the year 28–29 — suggests that one hundred years was derived from the year 128–129, which would then be highlighted as that of the revelation to Marcion of the coming of a divine being to earth. 46 Finally, the date was seized upon by the disciples of John the Baptist as that of the manifestation of their master, and it serves that purpose in Saint Luke’s Gospel. 45 Jesus is the name of the divine Christ transformed into a man (Justin: Apol. II). Similarly, Krishna is the name of the reincarnated Vishnu.
We know how and by what compromises Jewish Christianity finally triumphed. ] 50 To provide justification, the Jewish Christians went looking in Josephus for written information that would confirm their tradition. The events that they claimed to report had taken place at least two generations earlier; they would have lacked greater certainty about dates and places, but happily, they had in Josephus an undeniable witness from which they could extract the essential details they were missing. They would also have had their choice of several Jesuses.
An analysis of Christian origins by Georges Ory