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Easter Science: 6 Facts About Jesus
03-30-2013, 03:29 AM #1
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He may be the most famous man who ever lived, but surprisingly little is known about his life.

This Sunday (March 31), more than 2 billion Christians will celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. While there is no scientific way to know whether that supernatural event at the heart of Christianity actually happened, historians have established some facts about his life.

From his birth to his execution by the Romans, here are six facts about the historical Jesus.

1. His birth … in a manger?

Most historians believe Jesus was a real man. To test the veracity of biblical claims, historians typically compare Christian accounts of Jesus' life with historical ones recorded by Romans and Jews, most notably the historians Flavius Josephus and Cornelius Tacitus.

And though a manger may or may not have figured prominently in the birth, scholars do agree that Jesus was born between 2 B.C. and 7 B.C. as part of the peasant class in a small village called Nazareth in Galilee. Historians also back the claim that Joseph, Jesus' father, was a carpenter, meaning Jesus would have gone into the family profession as well.

2. A mystical baptism

One of the pivotal moments in the New Testament is Jesus' baptism in the wilderness by a radical mystic named John the Baptist. Most historians believe this event actually occurred, and that Jesus experienced some sort of vision that led him to begin preaching. In the New Testament, Mark 1:10 (The New American Bible, Revised Edition) describes Jesus seeing "the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him." Jesus is then tempted by Satan in the wilderness for 40 days, the passage continues.

The Jewish historian Josephus mentions the mystical activities of John the Baptist, as well as his execution by King Herod. [History's 10 Most Overlooked Mysteries]

3. Reformer

After his vision, Jesus began to preach that the Earth could be changed into a "Kingdom of God." Jesus' message of reform was deeply rooted in the Jewish tradition, and he likely never viewed himself as creating a new religion per se — just reforming the one he was born into, scholars say.

more here: http://www.livescience.com/28304-facts-a...pid=514645
03-30-2013, 04:16 AM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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4. Flavius Josephus and Cornelius Tacitus

Neither of them were born until after Jesus died. How about produce some Roman records that prove Jesus both existed and was crucified. If it was as big a deal as Christians claim then there would be records of the event. The Romans were meticulous record keepers. Where's the proof?

I'm not ragging on you. I just want some kind of proof.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
03-30-2013, 04:27 AM #3
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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(03-30-2013, 04:16 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  4. Flavius Josephus and Cornelius Tacitus

Neither of them were born until after Jesus died. How about produce some Roman records that prove Jesus both existed and was crucified. If it was as big a deal as Christians claim then there would be records of the event. The Romans were meticulous record keepers. Where's the proof?

I'm not ragging on you. I just want some kind of proof.


you got that from debunking Christianity blog LOL
03-30-2013, 05:17 AM #4
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(03-30-2013, 04:27 AM)I⊥∀NIW∩LLIʞ Wrote:  
(03-30-2013, 04:16 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  4. Flavius Josephus and Cornelius Tacitus

Neither of them were born until after Jesus died. How about produce some Roman records that prove Jesus both existed and was crucified. If it was as big a deal as Christians claim then there would be records of the event. The Romans were meticulous record keepers. Where's the proof?

I'm not ragging on you. I just want some kind of proof.


you got that from debunking Christianity blog LOL


Nope. Never heard of it.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice



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