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Re: Theos-World Re: Jesus

Mar 22, 2006 10:10 PM
by Drpsionic

The  reference you have in mind is to someone named "Chrestus" who led a  
riot.  It is possible that it is a reference to Jesus, or to  "Christos," 
or to a follower of Jesus.  All these possibilities have  been suggested 
in the theologian's desperate search for a solid reference  to Jesus 
outside of the Bible.  Most likely, Suetonius' gloss is only  a reference 
to some rabble rouser named Chrestus: a perfectly proper Greek  name at 
the time.  Ironically, the name means "a good person" or a  
"gentleman."   Christos, on the other hand, means annoited by  god, a 
word that alludes to the Greek mysteries.  

Except that the reference specifically states that it was Jews that were  
having a disturbance causing the Divine Claudius to kick them out of Rome, which  
pretty much leaves out the Greek mysteries except as a real stretch of  
We could use the same reasoning to say that the Buddha never really existed  
Chuck the Heretic

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