The Other Jesus And the Birth of Christianity

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William Paul Lazarus, M.A. – Retired, Author

Series: Religion and Spirituality
BISAC: REL006210; REL033000; REL006630
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/CRNX3781

Finally, after 2,000 years, there’s a historical explanation for the birth of Christianity.

Relying on known history from that era, The Other Jesus and the Birth of Christianity details how the anonymous author of the oldest gospel in the New Testament was anxiously waiting in Rome for the promised end of the world, envisioned in 30 CE by a long-dead and otherwise forgotten prophet named Jesus.

In 70 CE, the author, later called Mark, was electrified by the news that the temple in Jerusalem had been destroyed and the city taken by the Romans. Not only that, but the twin disasters had also been predicted by a man named Jesus, son of Ananias, whose presence is documented in the writings of the Jewish historian of that time.

Believing the two men to be the same person and wanting to let everyone know of the coming apocalypse, Mark then combined what he knew about Jesus, the unheralded prophet from Galilee, with the Jesus who made such an accurate prediction. Drawing largely on existing sacred accounts detailing the activities of ancient seers like Elijah and Elisha and on the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas, Mark hastily produced a biography that was adopted and expanded by future gospel writers, unknowingly generating what has become the world’s largest religion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Terminology

Chapter 1. Christianity’s Jesus

Chapter 2. Who Was Mark?

Chapter 3. Mark’s Sources

Chapter 4. Motivation 1: Last Days

Chapter 5. Motivation 2: Messiah

Chapter 6. Motivation 3: Jesus as Messiah

Chapter 7. Motivation 4: Other Impulses

Chapter 8. Motivation 5: Paul

Chapter 9. Motivation 6: Jesus’ Life

Chapter 10. Son of Ananias

Chapter 11. Historical Jesus

Chapter 12. Aftermath

Appendix A. Original Sin

Appendix B. Joseph

Appendix C. Judas

Appendix D. Noah

Appendix E. Peter’s Grave

Appendix F. Jonah

Appendix G. Ark of the Covenant

Appendix H. Pontius Pilate

Appendix I. Non-Christian References to Jesus

Bibliography

About the Author

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