The first century C.E.

• The early, bodiless Jesus (Salm)
   1. Joseph of Arimathea becomes Jesus
   2. Nicodemus is raised from the dead
   3. Jesus in multiple guises
   4. The early, bodiless Jesus
 
★   Before Jesus of Nazareth
 
Mythicists, docetists, Nazoreans

• Egypt    1    2
• The Therapeutae    1    2    3    4    5   6   7
• Simon Magus    1    2    3    4    5
• The Didache    1    2    3    4
• The Odes of Solomon    1    2    3
• The Hebrew Gospel    1    2    3    4    5   6
 
• UrMark (= The Hebrew Gospel)       Introduction         ★ Working criteria       Chp. 1    2    3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10    11   12   13   14   15   16
       Complete reconstruction       Received version (RSV, color coded)

The Gospel of Barnabas [This long work is aware of the incarnated Hellenist Christian “Jesus” and may date to either I or II CE.]
      Chps. 1–16      17–21      22–32      33–35      36–42     42     43–64      65–72      73–75      76      77

• Samaria, The Messiah’s Homeland (G. Ory)
     1. The Simonian origins of Jesus
     2. Who was the disciple of Beelzebul?
     3. Simon and the taheb or messiah
     4. Dositheus/John = Jesus
     5. Evidence identifying Theudas and John
     6. Josephus + comment by R. Salm
 
• Hypothesis regarding John the Baptist (G. Ory)
     1. Birth narratives and baptism
     2. Apollos and the baptism of John; the Mandeans
     3. John was the Christ
 
• John was Jesus? (R. Price)
    1. Jesus before Easter
    2. Twin resurrections
    3. Shall we look for another?
 
★ The unpublished Acts of Mark (R. Salm)
     • Notes    • Summary    • Translation    • Date
 
The Mandeans and Christian origins (R. Stahl, 1930)
• The Mandeans    1    2
• The Peratae    1    2
• The Naassenes