Elements of Julius Caesar's Biography That Are Found in the Gospels Where There Is Biographical Info about Jesus

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    Dec 28, 2015 3:32 PM GMT
    Again, a book is published with a faulty title. Jesus Was Caesar by Carotta.
    Jesus was not Julius Caesar.
    There are elements of Julius Caesar's biography that are found in the Gospels.


    Julius Caesar was elevated to divine status after his violent death.
    Jesus was elevated to divine status after his violent death.


    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John did not write the gospels because they are not expected to have read the Works of Josephus.

    Matthew, Mark, Luke and John did not write the gospels because they are not expected to have cared about the biography of Julius Caesar. They are not expected to have been able to read Latin.

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    Michael Hoffman, reviewing the book on amazon writes:

    Carotta's book provides a major valuable contribution to recovering the history of formation of the Jesus figure by providing a thorough inventory of the parallels between the divinized Julius Caesar figure and the gospel Jesus Christ figure. His contributions abruptly halt there. The Jesus figure was skillfully and deliberately crafted as a strategic modification of the divinized Caesar figure.


    Julius Caesar was betrayed by Brutus.
    Jesus was betrayed by Judas.


    A sound explanatory framework for the data Carotta discovered -- the parallels between the figures of Jesus and Caesar -- is that the Jesus figure was deliberately and strategically crafted as a figurative and allegorical response, understood and recognized as a figurative response, to how the divinized Julius figure was used for the Roman imperial sociopolitical system.

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    My response to Michael Hoffman:
    Your last statement is too wordy. I do not understand what you mean. Let's try:

    A sound explanatory framework for the data Carotta puts forth is that the Jesus figure was crafted, understood, and recognized to be a great Roman figure overlayed upon Jewish History via a manufactured biography of Jesus.

    Veritvs, commenting on Michael Hoffman's review writes:
    Sir, Are you saying Christianity was purposely fabricated by the Roman politicals for Roman cohesion.

    My response to Veritvs:
    ...after the Jewish defeat of the Jewish Revolt. ...Now, Paul may have been stumping for Julius Casear ... Apparently, the cult of Julius Caesar had content. Once the Jews approached Rome for help, they opened Pandora's box and the Julian cult could spread, mystically and theologically into Judea. Yes, the son of Caesar and Cleopatra, Caesarian (later killed by "Rome" by Augustus) went to Jerusalem. --You know, I have to check what came first, did Caesarian go to Jerusalem after or before Rome got involved with settling the Hasmonean-Herodian dispute?

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    With the Julius Caesar overlay, Christianity was more palatable for Constantine and anyone else who advanced the religion. Christianity, hand blocking mouth, religion of Julius Caesar with the Flavian emperors thrown in. "The Flavian emperors?" Come on, man, do you really think Rome would endorse a first century Jew who died violently and became divine? Josephus took away his Bethlehem Star Prophecy and the Star Prophecy was attributed to Vespasian, the first of the Flavian emperors.
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    Dec 30, 2015 2:56 AM GMT


    Caesar’s mentor, Pompey, was beheaded.
    Jesus’ mentor, John the Baptist, was beheaded.
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    Dec 30, 2015 11:05 PM GMT
    Do you think this guy's theory is correct or has a chance of being true?

    Other scholars compare Jesus' story to Mithras and Osiris.
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    Dec 31, 2015 1:48 AM GMT
    Red_wolf87 saidDo you think this guy's theory is correct or has a chance of being true?

    Other scholars compare Jesus' story to Mithras and Osiris.


    Hi Red_wolf87,

    This is quite distressing. His theory is correct enough. The odd thing is that he did not catch one mistake: Caesar died in March while the biblical Jesus died in April.

    I'm still getting through his movie. In case you want to watch it, it's here:



    Your comments are valuable to me.

    Thank you, Red_wolf87,
    Stephen
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    Dec 31, 2015 1:53 AM GMT
    I wrote to Carotta:

    Please explain why you’re saying Nissan is March when Passover cannot happen that early.

    Great movie: Gospel of Jesus. Thank you! I have been sharing it.
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    Dec 31, 2015 2:30 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidI wrote to Carotta:

    Please explain why you’re saying Nissan is March when Passover cannot happen that early.

    Great movie: Gospel of Jesus. Thank you! I have been sharing it.


    Carotta:

    Because
    a) the Romans identified Nisan with March, cf. Fasti Polemii Silvii: Martius […] vocatur apud Hebraeos Nisan […], Degrassi, A. (1963). Inscriptiones Italiae. Roma.p. 266.
    b) the Church Father Tertullian tells us, that Easter originally took place in March: Cf. Tertullian, de jejun.14: pascha celebramus annuo circulo in mense primo. [March was considered the first month of the year, which began originally not in January but in March, as the names for September (= the Seventh month), October (the Eighth month), November (the Ninth month) and December (the Tenth month) prove, which can only be that if beginning to count by March]. Patently was Easter originally no moveable holiday, but a fixed one, taking place in March = Nisan.

    Thank you for the appreciation of the movie, that I will forward to the director, Jan van Friesland, and the composer, Arne Eickenberg.

    Ciao.

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    Jan 11, 2016 1:19 AM GMT
    Caesar’s mentor, Pompey, was beheaded.
    Jesus’ mentor, John the Baptist, was beheaded.
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    The forgiveness and mercy of Julius Caesar…
    Love your enemies – Jesus
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    Julius Caesar’s death was foretold and known by Julius.
    Jesus’ death was foretold and known by Jesus.
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    Julius Caesar, although he hesitated before going to his death, accepted--did not fight--his death.
    Jesus Christ, although there was agony, accepted--did not prevent--his death.
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    If Julius Caesar were to be assassinated, the commonwealth would have no peace, but was plunged in civil strife under much worse conditions - Suetonius

    If Jesus Christ were to be killed, Judea would have no peace, but did plunge into civil war before and during the Jewish Revolt.
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    Caesar at his last supper: “The best death is the sudden one.” - Suetonius p. 147
    Jesus at his last supper: “What you do, do it quickly.”
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    Julius Caesar was betrayed by Brutus.
    Jesus was betrayed by Judas.
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    Brutus urged Caesar to go into the theater of his death.
    Judas gave Jesus entrance into the theater of his death.

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    Julius Caesar was elevated to divine status after his violent death.
    Jesus was elevated to divine status after his violent death.
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    Julius Caesar’s effigy is a pierced man on a cross.
    Jesus’ effigy is a pierced man on a cross.
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    Julius Caesar was human and divine.
    Jesus Christ was human and divine.

    Julius Caesar was numbered among the gods, not only by a formal decree, but also in the conviction of the common people.

    Jesus was numbered II among the Trinity of God.
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    The Ascension of Julius Caesar
    The Ascension of Jesus


    Now for Christian tradition, not the gospels.

    On the day before the murder of Julius Caesar, his wife thought her husband was stabbed in her arms.
    The Pieta is a statue of a woman holding on her lap, a dead man who has been stabbed--she is too young to be his mother.
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    Longinus stabbed Julius Caesar.
    St. Longinus stabbed Jesus Christ.

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    Jan 17, 2016 3:52 AM GMT
    Julius Caesar's prelude to the biblical Jesus is incomplete without Octavius Augustus, Son of the Divine.