The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity

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Giuseppe
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Re: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity

Post by Giuseppe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:11 pm

IF a pre-Christian cult of Joshua existed, I am inclined more to think it as a pre-Israelite cult of a god who was subjugated to YHWH via euhemerization (read: the biblical stories of Joshua) and not as a personification of an attribute of YHWH.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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Re: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity

Post by earlydude » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:22 pm

Thank you. May I ask then where the theorizing for Joshua's blood sacrifice comes from? Is it purely from NT extrapolation?

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Re: The docetic Jesus at the origin of Christianity

Post by Giuseppe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:18 pm

I think that we find it before in the Revelation of John.

But iF you assume that the biblical story of the five kings crucified by Joshua was the euhemerization of a previous myth where the five kings were the killers of the god Joshua, then the idea of the Joshua's blood sacrifice was found already there.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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