Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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Jesus is the Messiah son of Joseph in two different steps:
- The first step, more genuine: the Christianity started probably as a Joshua cult. And Joshua was already sincerely recognized as the Messiah Son of Joseph.
Without the marcionite invasion, the second step would have been not necessary at all.
- The second step, more tendentious and artificial: Jesus is said to be son of Joseph via midrash and, in particular, his human judge is Pilate, infamous slayer of the "sons of Joseph" (=the Samaritans).