Farce: Did the Disciples Mistake Lazarus’ for Jesus’?

The Empty Tomb

As General Frederick “Boy” Browning said: “Well, as you know, I always felt we tried to go a bridge too far.” And I think the same thing about the author of “Caesar’s Messiah”.

It is thus possible to create a combined story out of the four different versions of the first visit to Jesus’ tomb that has a different meaning than the individual versions and is without contradiction. None of the statements of fact that make up its story line contradict any other within the combined story. The combined story is logical, whereas the different versions are contradictory. The authors’ ingeniousness deserves note. Their puzzle is constructed so that readers who are illogical will believe that the passages indicate that Jesus rose from the dead, while those who are logical will see the passages as a comedy of errors.

Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus: Flavian Signature Edition (p. 203). Kindle Edition.

His reasoning is that the original Greek versions of the four Gospels show a time sequence based on the position of the sun. Here’s his recounting of it:

“Below are the related passages in the original Greek with their English translations.

“John 20:1 | th de {But on the} mia {first [day]} twn {of the} sabbatwn {week} maria {Mary} h {the} magdalhnh {Magdalene} ercetai {comes} prwi {early} skotiaV {dark} eti {still} oushV {it being} eiV {to} to {the} mnhmeion {tomb} kai {and} blepei {sees} ton {the} liqon {stone} hrmenon {taken away} ek {from} tou {the} mnhmeiou {tomb}.

“Matthew 28:1 | oye de {Now late} sabbatwn th {on sabbath,} epifwskoush {as the sun was dawning}

“Mark 16:2 | kai {and} lian {extremely} prwi {early in the morning} thV {on the} miaV {first day} sabbatwn{of the week} ercontai {they come} epi {to} to {the} mnhmeion {tomb,} anateilantoV {having risen} tou {the} hliou {sun}.

“Luke 24:1 | th de {But on the} mia {first [day]} twn {of the} sabbatwn orqrou {week} baqeoV {early in the morning} hlqon {they came} epi {to} to {the} mnhma {tomb}.”

Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus: Flavian Signature Edition (pp.191-2). Kindle Edition.

Because Lazarus was ‘raised from the dead’ only one week earlier, the author thinks that Mary Magdalene came to a tomb in the dark and wondered why the stone blocking the entrance was rolled away. From that moment on, it reads like a French farce.

The fact that Mary Magdalene is described as being in the dark not only establishes that this is the beginning of the combined story, it is also the start of the lampoon. In the dark, Mary sees a tomb that has had its stone moved away. Of course, in the dark it is easy to make a mistake about whose tomb it is, especially if there is another tomb close by that also has had its stone rolled away. In fact, the Gospel of John describes just such a tomb. The tomb of Lazarus. ‘Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”’ John 11:38–39

Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus: Flavian Signature Edition (p. 192). Kindle Edition.

Okay, I think that’s enough foolishness for now. The contradictions of the four versions of the Resurrection have always made me wonder why they didn’t agree on the details. To some that was proof that the differences were due to individual points-of view. But if Josephus wrote the whole sequence to make fun of the disciples and then split the narrative equally among the four Gospels to hide the fact, he very much succeeded. Christianity, which had already started the moment Jesus was resurrected, became a Roman conscript to pay homage to their new Messiah, Titus, conqueror of Judea.

I have already questioned this fact in “The Star of Bethlehem”. And now I think this shows it clearly enough: “…Christians, so named for him, are not extinct at this day…”


About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to cdsmiller17@gmail.com. (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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