Who was Jesus? Because there is no historical and archaeological evidence of its existence; Who wrote the Gospels? Why was written in Greek and not in Hebrew or Aramaic? How Rome and became the center of the Christian religion, why the early Christians Popes and the first saints were all members of the Roman imperial Flavian family?
These are just some of the questions the researcher and author Joseph Atwill’s subversive book Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus (The Messiah of Caesar: The Roman Conspiracy to Invention of Jesus) tries to shed light showing new roads understanding of the creation of Christianity, the nature of the New Testament, in who he was and if there was a real Jesus and argues that the Second Coming has already been done.
In short, the author together with a remarkable group of researchers and historians of the era presented Christianity as a “new” religion of the Roman Empire proves, through sources that there is no historical background to this is now called Jesus Christ and that simply is an invention of the Roman imperial power, namely the Flavian family.
Not only that, but Christianity is not something different from all modern for that time pagan religions, but dressed with another name. Jesus Christ was nothing more than a fictional character made especially no historical evidence for this fact, as argued by the author Joseph Atwill and his team.
The reason was the Flavian imperial family to actually construct a “new” religion was: to provide a vision of the face of a “Peaceful Messiah” that would be an alternative presence compared with the revolutionary leaders of Israel in the first century and who posed a serious threat to political stability and peace of the Roman Empire.
In short, Christianity was not anything more than a political tool to control the masses of that time, continuing to fulfill the same purpose more or less even today. This conclusion is based on Joseph Atwill thorough study and comparison of the Gospels and the work of the historian Josephus Flavius Jew where there seems to be a direct relationship.
The author argues that some readers may find the content of his work challenging, but as he says “my book is not in any way criticize the faith of modern Christians. I felt I had an obligation to present the results of my inquiries, I think if they will shed light on the origins and the reason that there is anti-Semitism today and how governments use propaganda to control the masses. ”
“If I’m not near most of the Catholic faith,” continues the writer, “my study of Christianity has never stopped.” “In my lifetime I’ve read about 600-700 books on the historical Jesus and the first centuries Christianity, but none of them made me understand and learn something meaningful about how religion is presented or who was its founder. ”
The author argues that the more I read about the roots of Christianity saw more and more that what started this religion was still an open question. The Atwill outside the fairly widespread view therefore that Christianity began as a movement of the lower classes some teachers rebel Jews in the first century. CC
What made him more skeptical Atwill is the fact that exactly the same time that the followers of Jesus were organized within one religion leading its members to “turn the other cheek” and to provide “things of Caesar Caesar,” one Another Jewish group was conducting a religious war against the Romans and was in search of a Messiah who would lead the military.
The Atwill adds: “It seems likely to me that two diametrically opposite forms of Messianic Judaism Judea from the same era. For this reason I started having interest in the texts of the Dead Sea. “What helped in this is that he started studying the historical context of the time.
Then it was that the writer was confronted with something that played a key role in the study: “When I read the work of Flavius Josephus, Jewish War History especially the point described the destruction of Jerusalem by Emperor Titus in 70k.E., I remember that I noticed some interesting references between parallel campaign of Titus and work of Jesus.
I tried to approach the Gospels with a new look, as if I had never reread my life and leaving me any bias or formed idea I had for them. “What was that led the author to write the book, realizing the symbolic content of the Gospels that reveal the secret history of Western civilization. This approach helped the author to recognize the typological characteristics of both texts.
What follows is a brief summary of what the author negotiates in his book “Caesar’s Messiah“: «The main idea of the project is that Jesus Christ is a fictional fictional character and not a historical person. In Greek-which are the language of the Gospels-the word refers to the Savior Jesus and the word Christ refers to the Messiah, and the title of Christ was already known to the Jews long before the supposed birth of Jesus. Moreover, so far there is no widely accepted archaeological evidence for the historicity of Jesus and what we really know so far about this person is through the narrative of the Gospels.
Although the Gospels, continues the author, seems to be a historical narrative that is actually has to do with one and not so known species of fantasy literature called typology. The typology associated with writing simple stories based on the narrative from one character to another character story with archetypal way. Once one understands that the Gospels are a sample typological literature, it is easy to see that every episode of the action of Jesus was based on events that occurred during the military campaign of the Roman emperor Titus in Judea.
The typology linking Jesus and the Gospels Tito is not very difficult to find someone and that has been overlooked here is 2.000 unbelievable. This is particularly curious disregard the fact that the Gospels are arranged on a direct connection between Jesus and Titus and the prophecies concerning the Son of Man.
And while Christians believe that the character of the Gospels is divine in essence is not what Jesus Christ said. Jesus never claimed that he was the Messiah, and even declined to accept it. Jesus was saying instead that “the Son of Man”-a title that was attributed to the Jewish Messiah from the prophecies of Daniel-would come before the generation to which he spoke.
If the Jews of that time considered one generation as the last 40 years, what Jesus is saying that the Son of Man will appear within 40 years from the day of his own death, Easter 33k.E. Jesus also clearly predicted what would happen with the coming of the Son of God. Prophesied that during the visit of the Son of Man, the cities of Galilee will be destroyed, Jerusalem will be surrounded by a wall, and the Temple will be destroyed.
In trying to understand what Jesus meant, Christians have interpreted this visit of the Son of Man as the “Second Coming” of Jesus Christ. But there is one major problem with this view-not Jesus appeared in this time spoken of. Christians have tried to overcome this problem by saying that Jesus will come sometime in the future, but this is of course absurd. Jesus was quite accurate when he said that the Son of Man will come within 40 years after his time. So the question arises, who is the Son of Man, Jesus predicted that Christians will worship for 2,000 years? His real name of Christ-the Messiah-is Titus Flavius.
The only person in history who has fulfilled all the predictions made by Jesus concerning the Son of Man and exactly fulfilled within the given time-frame was the emperor Titus Flavius. Titus destroyed the cities of Galilee, as Jesus had predicted. Actually built around a wall Jerusalem and destroyed the temple as predicted Jesus’ leaving no stone on stone “(note to celebrate military triumphs similar, but for propaganda purposes, as is customary at the time, one thriamvetiko arch was erected in the Roman Agora. Situated in one of the decorative anaflyfa-see picture-illustrated scene transport spoils from the Temple of Solomon.)