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Jesus Christ- the Hero of Christian Mythology –New Testament of Bible is reported to have lived in Ist Century in Israel. Bible is one book, which with Huge budget translated in to all major languages and spread with Billions of Dollars every year. All stories and information about Jesus all comes from Bible stories only and no reliable Historic evidence does not exist for Jesus at all.

 

Christianity today is one of the three big religions, but very little information is available and detailed Research books[1] put that with a base of around 500 to 1000 members by 40CE, it grew at a rate 0r 4% per year to reach nearly 80 years after death of Jesus and around 30 Lakhs out of 6 Crore Roman citizens at the start of 4th century. Church Historians on review of book said the estimates are higher hence the growth rate must be low[2]  say at around 3% i.e., and as per this the number of Christians are as below.

Year CE

Christians

Year CE

Christians

40

1000

120

8157

50

1300

130

10604

60

1690

150

17922

70

2197

200

66542

80

2856

250

247065

90

3713

300

917333

100

4827

330

20,15,381

110

6275

400

5,50,00,000

This would clearly establish that Historical Jesus has no bearing on spread of Christianity and once Roman Government made it official religion it spread.

 

Reliable complete individual books manuscripts for GreekNew Testament books starts from early 4th century or late 3rd century, thought few scrape bits  of 2nd century and smaller pieces to few verses are there from 3rd century onwards. There are more than 3 Lakh variations between Manuscripts and for every word there are atleast 2 variants. Inspite of more than 6000 Manuscripts – we do not have any much to be said about.

 

Jesus as per stories was arrested and executed by Roman Invaders in around 30CE. Jesus stories are called Gospels – which means Good Stories[3] , and there are  four in the NT and none of them was written by unknown 3rd generation or later Christians. Mark is the earliest written around 70 -75 CE and two others called Matthew and Luke follow the same story and written around 80 – 100CE and fourth John written taking a different line in early 2nd Century. This is Important to understand as below.

 

Who was Jesus.

As per Matthew’s Gospel

As per Luke’s Gospel

Son of Bethlehem Joseph who was son of Jacob               

Son of Nazareth Joseph who was son of Heli

This Jesus was born at least 2 years before death of 4BCE King Herod(King is reported to have sent force to kill children of 2 years and below),i.e., Matthew’s Jesus must have born in 7-6 BCE

This Jesus was born during the Census by Augustus Caesar, when Quriniius the Governor of Syria was the controller of Judea.  In CE6, after a big freedom fight by Galileans under on Judas, Rome took over the Government from Herod Archilaus and the Census was done to levy Taxation in around 7- 8 CE

This Jesus was 41st Generation from Abraham

This Jesus was 57th Generation from Abraham

King David thru  his Son Solomon are his ancestors

Kind David thru his Concubine son Nathan are his ancestors

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               

               

               

Where and How long was Jesus Ministry.

 

If we had only Mark’s Gospel – now there is no way to say who is correct. Now churches mix all the four and say a longer ministry

 



[1]  Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity (1996)

[2] W.V. Harris, ed., The Spread of Christianity in the First Four Centuries: Essays in Explanation (2005) -the number of Christians at the time of the Council of Nicea was ca. 880,000

[3] F.F.Bruce



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