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Old 10-11-2013, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kerry View Post
Atwill's had a similar hypothesis for quite a while. He's not a pillar of the community in biblical scholarship so I doubt his evidence will be very weighty. If Roman aristocrats did invent Jesus, then the whole plan backfired badly since Christians ended up refusing to worship the emperor.
I'd never heard of him or any of this before but the blurb on that link aroused my suspicions. A brief googling of him turns up claims of kookism and rejection by academics. This doesn't of course mean that there may not be some truth to his claim but why has nobody working in the field turned up anything like it in the past?

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