Yeshu ha-Notsri

NOTE: The first series (15 posts) is an introduction regarding Yeshu ha-Notsri.
It continues in greater depth in the second series (below) under the title “The Prophet Yeshu.”
These two sets of posts, in turn, form part of “A New Account of Christian Origins,” continued in a series of fifteen posts here.


Yeshu ha-Notsri as the founder of Christianity (15 posts)

• 1. Introduction
• 2. The witness of Ibn Daud
• 3. The strange witness of Epiphanius
• 4. The ancient Jewish evidence
• 5. The young Yeshu
• 6. The flight to Alexandria
• 7. Not of the world
• 8. Buddhism in Alexandria
• 9. The hidden path
• 10. Scribes and Pharisees
• 11. Excommunication and aftermath
• 12. To Samaria
• 13. The falsified biography
• 14. Dositheus
• 15. Dositheus = John = Jesus = Simon Magus


The Prophet Yeshu

• 1. General considerations
• 2a. A look back to 250 BCE
☆ 2b. The arrival
• 3. A brief historical overview c. 140–100 BCE
• 4. A brief historical overview c. 100–63 BCE
• 5. The founder: Who was he?
• 6. The founder: Who was he? (Cont.)
• 7. The founder: Who was he? (Cont.)
• 8. The Dead Sea Scrolls, Yeshu, and Samaria
• 9. The ministry of Yeshu
• 10. Family ties
• 11. Family ties (cont.)
• 12. Family ties (and a correction)