StephenOABC saidCarotta, who puts forth this line of reasoning, says at Caesar's funeral, a wax figure was affixed to a cross, a tropaion.
It was not just his armor and robe, but an effigy that turned so all could see how he was pierced.
Yes, the Pieta is not in the gospels. It is not telling what happened to Jesus.
Here's something else that is not in the gospels. Longinus pierced the side of Jesus. He later became a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
Who is one of the many who pierced Julius Caesar?
pretty distressing, isn't it.
I give you no question mark, because there's much more evidence in Carotta's line of reasoning.
I caught one mistake.
I just looked up his website and emailed him the question I had. If he answers, I'll let you know.
I thought I caught a mistake.
I thought Caesar died in March and Jesus died in April.
Here's the author's response about March 15 and Nissan 15 being the same day.
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.
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