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Two Testaments: two views

Jesus of Nazareth: Lord or Legend? Vacation Bible School #1 by Linda LaScola, July 2015, Rational Doubt (with voices from the clergy project), on the Pantheos.com web site.

Clergy Project Co-Founder and member, Dan Barker starts off Vacation Bible School 2015 with this opening statement he made in a recent debate in Dallas with pastor Justin Bass:
There could not have been a “Jesus of Nazareth.” Nazareth did not exist during the time of Jesus. The earliest occupation of the city of Nazareth was around 100 AD, maybe as early as the destruction of the temple around 70 AD. The phrase “Jesus of Nazareth” is an anachronism, a mistake that the later Christian writers didn’t know they were making, probably confusing the sect of “Nazarenes” with the later city of “Nazareth.”

The article goes on to discuss many other popular ideas and misconceptions. Read the article...


Cesare Borgia nd JesusHow Did Jesus Get to be So Hot? Where Popular Images of Jesus Actually Came From

This article by psychologist Valerie Tarico asks some interesting questions about the appearance of Jesus. Read the article.