I had originally, for a moment, thought that this was related to the Pisonian Conspiracy, but apparently its not.
Originally posted by Kidfinger
Wasnt the Bible written before Ceaser was born?
No, the early copies of it are from somethign like the second century. Gaius was long since dead.
The idea is silly, even outside of the references to Caesar in it and the governor pilate, especially since some of the gospels are supposedly written
in aramaic, not latin, and only some are even written in greek. I also find it hard to beleive that the 'retelling' was completely misunderstood
even in its own time, and contains no real information about caesar.
ceasar is a term for the ruler of rome. not a name btw.
Caesar is a name. Gaius became so famous, and octavian too, that the name of ther family became associated with 'ruler'. Caesar in rome
(pronounced not see zar, but kay zer'), Kaiser in germany, Tzar in russia, even possibly Shah in persia. His trinomial was 'Gaius Julius Caesar',
something like 'Personal Name, Family Name, 'clan' Name'.
Intersting, I hadn't thought anyone outside of david christiansian (or some such) took her very seriously. She's of the 'pesher' method fame, and
I think she also promotes the idea of the dss 'teacher of righetousness' as being John the Baptist, and of JtheB being the messiah or some such.
The bible mentions the taxation of Augustus Caesar prior to Jesus' birth
Augusust Casear or just Caesaer became titles tho. The Caesar of jesus's time is, I had thought, well after Augustus. Perhaps the Caesar of his
childhood was Claudius, or Tiberius. I'd be surprised if it was Octavian himself. I get the impression that there are two 'timelines' for the
apostolic period, or at least that of revelation itselfs, one with nero as emperor and the other with dominitian as emperor.
The jewish war is in 66 AD. That makes the emperor of the jesus ministry as no later than nero.