posted on May, 25 2008 @ 02:08 AM
Would the real Jesus please stand up?
Or can someone atleast point him out for me,
Im having some trouble choosing....
Jesus ben Sirach... This Jesus was reputedly the author of the Book of Sirach (aka 'Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of
Sirach'), part of Old Testament Apocrypha. Ben Sirach, writing in Greek about 180 BC, brought together Jewish 'wisdom' and Homeric-style heroes.
Jesus ben Pandira... A wonder-worker during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus (106-79 BC), one of the most ruthless of the Maccabean kings.
Imprudently, this Jesus launched into a career of end-time prophesy and agitation which upset the king. He met his own premature end-time by being
hung on a tree – and on the eve of a Passover. Scholars have speculated this Jesus founded the Essene sect.
Jesus ben Ananias... Beginning in 62AD, this Jesus had caused disquiet in Jerusalem with a non-stop doom-laden mantra of ‘Woe to the city’.
Jesus ben Saphat... In the insurrection of 68AD that wrought havoc in Galilee, this Jesus had led the rebels in Tiberias. When the city was
about to fall to Vespasian’s legionaries he fled north to Tarichea on the Sea of Galilee.
Jesus ben Gamala... During 68/69 AD this Jesus was a leader of the ‘peace party’ in the civil war wrecking Judaea. From the walls of
Jerusalem he had remonstrated with the besieging Idumeans (led by ‘James and John, sons of Susa’). It did him no good. When the Idumeans breached
the walls he was put to death and his body thrown to the dogs and carrion birds.
Jesus ben Thebuth... A priest who, in the final capitulation of the upper city in 69AD, saved his own skin by surrendering the treasures of the
Temple, which included two holy candlesticks, goblets of pure gold, sacred curtains and robes of the high priests. The booty figured prominently in
the Triumph held for Vespasian and his son Titus.
ANY ONE of these "Jesus's" could have been the so called messiah...
but which one is it?
[edit on 25-5-2008 by SuperSlovak]