Archeological Excavation of the Blogosphere

Archeological Excavation of the Blogosphere February 6, 2012

…brings to light this dusty nine-day-wonder from the world of Latest Real Jesusism, which a reader sends along and writes:

I was once read on your blog a critique of an old story about some Hebrew text being found which foretold a Messiah who would be killed and rise three days later. Furthermore, this alleged tablet was created decades before Jesus; therefore, hinting that the followers of Jesus adopted this story as their own. Now, I know this isn’t true, but wondering if you could find this old article of yours.

I wrote the autopsy on this bit of bogus sensationalism here.

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  • FW Ken

    I came up on the notion that the dying and rising god was a common theme in ancient mythology and that Christ was the fulfilment – enfleshment, if you will – of that theme. I’m thinking C.S. Lewis dealt with this in Mere Christianity, but I could be wrong.

    Someone want to tell me what the big deal is?

  • kate

    Lewis talks about this idea of Christ as the fulfillment of myth, and glimpses of prefiguring truth found in all times and places, brilliantly in “The Pilgrim’s Regress”, and probably elsewhere as well.

  • TheRealAaron

    I take it these biblical scholars haven’t read Isaiah?

    • TheRealAaron

      Ok, you addressed that in your article. I will read more thoroughly from now on. 🙂

  • Sal

    And in about five or six weeks (because last Sunday was Septuagisima Sunday), the History Channel with regale us with this year’s !! eleventy! Stop Press! theory on Jesus and Easter.

    • Joseph

      Yep. And all the boob-tube new atheists will watch with their drool cup in hand while fiddling with their iPad in the other. Afterwards, they won’t hesitate to mention to someone at Starbucks how educated they are… but they won’t say the watched it on the History Channel (unless they’re from the Midwest), they’ll say they read it in a book that they can’t name.