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Caesar's messiah : the Roman conspiracy to invent Jesus

Author: Joseph Atwill
Publisher: Charleston, SC : CreateSpace, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Flavian signature edView all editions and formats
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Caesar's Messiah, a real life Da Vinci Code, presents the dramatic and controversial discovery that the conventional views of Christian origins may be wrong. Author Joseph Atwill makes the case that the Christian Gospels were actually written under the direction of first-century Roman emperors. The purpose of these texts was to establish a peaceful Jewish sect to counterbalance the militaristic Jewish forces that  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Atwill
ISBN: 9781461096405 1461096405
OCLC Number: 809212284
Description: 412 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A historical overview --
The first Christians and the Flavians --
Fishers of Men: Men who were caught like fish --
The myth for the world --
The Demons of Gadara --
The Flavian Signature --
Eleazar --
Lazarus: The real Christ --
The puzzle of the empty tomb --
The new root and branch --
Until all is fulfilled --
The authors of the New Testament --
The puzzle of Decius Mudus --
The Father and the Son of God --
Josephus' use of the Book of Daniel --
Building Jesus --
The Apostles and the Maccabees --
The Samariatan Woman and other parallels.
Responsibility: Joseph Atwill.

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Caesar's Messiah, a real life Da Vinci Code, presents the dramatic and controversial discovery that the conventional views of Christian origins may be wrong. Author Joseph Atwill makes the case that the Christian Gospels were actually written under the direction of first-century Roman emperors. The purpose of these texts was to establish a peaceful Jewish sect to counterbalance the militaristic Jewish forces that had just been defeated by the Roman Emperor Titus in 70 A.D. Atwill uncovered the secret key to this story in the writings of Josephus, the famed first-century Roman historian. Reading Josephus's chronicle, The War of the Jews, the author found detail after detail that closely paralleled events recounted in the Gospels. Atwill skillfully demonstrates that the emperors used the Gospels to spark a new religious movement that would aid them in maintaining power and order. What's more, by including hidden literary clues, they took the story of the Emperor Titus's glorious military victory, as recounted by Josephus, and embedded that story in the Gospels - a sly and satirical way of glorifying the emperors through the ages.

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