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An investigation into the historical Jesus and the veracity of the Gospels • Reveals the biblical Jesus as a composite figure a blend of the political revolutionary Judas the Galilean and Paul’s divine human Christ figure • Matches the events depicted in the New Testament with historically verifiable events in Josephus’ history pushing Jesus’ life back than a decade • Demonstrates how each New Testament Gospel is dependent upon Paul’s mythologized Christ theology designed to promote Paul’s Christianity and serve the interests of the fledgling Gentile Christian communities Scholars have spent years uestioning aspects of the historical Jesus How can we know what Jesus said and did when Jesus himself wrote nothing Can we trust the Gospels written by unknown authors 4. Yes Jesus lived he s no myth but he s not who you think Daniel Unterbrink is a retired forensic auditor who turned his analytical prowess to uncovering the real JesusIn this fascinating controversial study Daniel euates Jesus with Judas the Galilean not Judas the betrayer of Jesus and he euates Paul with Saul the Herodian both from the writings of Josephus The Fourth Philosophy that Josephus writes about is what we scholars refer to as the Jesus Movement The famed Testimonium Flavianum in Josephus s Antiuities is authentic but it s not about Jesus it was originally about the death of Judas the Galilean These corrections to our understanding shift parts of the Gospel story back about a decade and shift other parts forward a couple generations to the time of the war of Jerusalem in 67 73 CEUnterbrink leans on the combatant tone of some of Paul s letters toward the Jerusalem Christians as he builds his theory He escalates the known friction between Paul and the Judaizers primarily James the brother of JesusJudas presenting it as deadly antagonism He notes how the book of James opposes Pauline writings and suggests that the enemy of god in James 44 is none other than Paul who once was a follower of the Jesus Movement the Fourth Philosophy but strayed or was ousted He sees two distinct churches that share little commonality the Jewish Jesus movement centered in Jerusalem with James in control and the Pauline Christ movement among the GentilesSo if the Jesus story is founded on Judas the Galilean where did the gospel story come from Unterbrink suggests it may have been dreamed up by Paul who was actually still alive after the war of 70 CE Paul contributed to or perhaps himself wrote the Gospel of Mark and the other three gospels built upon Paul s foundation The evidence Much of the Jesus story sounds like Paul than any other historical character Here s an interesting twist that comes about when the Bible is read this way when the crowd calls for the release of Barabbas instead of Jesus they are calling for the release of Judas Barabbas and selecting Jesus Paul to be crucified Paul sounds a little whiny about the whole thing in his letters but he does come out on top thanks in no small part to the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 CEThe gospels of Matthew and Luke were likewise written by followers of Paul who reworked the story of Mark s Gospel to fit their audience Unterbrink suggests that Luke wrote his gospel with Matthew in hand and that the contradictions between Matthew and Luke such as birth narratives and resurrection appearances merely reflect Luke s willingness to change the story willy nilly as needed for his own agenda This negates the need for a documentUnterbrink relies heavily on a controversial document known as the Slavonic Josephus which when first discovered was thought to be a translation of Josephus from Aramaic but which few modern scholars any longer consider genuine Unterbrink recognizes that the book is a Christianized version of Josephus s Antiuities dating to the eleventh or twelfth century Nevertheless he does find some fascinating and relevant passages in the SJ to further his researchMy thoughts on the whole matter I have a few difficulties with Unterbrink s portrayal of Paul and his beliefs For example Unterbrink thinks the virgin birth stories in Matthew and Luke reflect Paul s methodology but it seems clear to me that Paul never imagined a supernatural birth And for all the devious dastardly deeds of both the SaulPaul movement and the Jesus movement we somehow wound up with a pretty compassionate set of scripture I loved studying all the comparisons but I m not sure they are convincing than the similarities to other historic figures uncovered by other scholars The focus on Judas and Paul as Jesus doppelgangers is entertaining but it seems to me that if we are going to go looking for parallel figures parts of the Jesus story could just as easily be founded on Jesus son of Ananus another figure from Josephus who prophesied against Jerusalem or the healer Hanina ben Dosa or any of several pagan gods The scriptures are a great mysteryI believe this is a five star book which repeats itself for emphasis a bit too much Too scholarly for an easy read Unterbrink could probably put trust in his readers to study carefully and condense the book by about one third Nevertheless I really enjoyed the readBear Company 2014 365 pagesISBN 978 1 59143 182 4

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Trates how each Gospel is written in light of the success of Paul’s religion and dependent upon his later perspective Matching the events depicted in the New Testament with the historically verifiable events in Josephus’ history Unterbrink pushes the dating of Jesus’ life back nearly a generation to a revolutionary time in ancient Judea He shows that the real historical Jesus the physical man behind the fictional stories in Paul’s Gospels was Judas the Galilean a messianic pretender and Torah observant revolutionary bent on overthrowing the Roman government and galvanizing the Jewish people behind his vision of the coming Kingdom of God In the greatest cover up of history this teacher of first century Israel was replaced by the literary creation known as Jesus of Nazareth. Summary of argument if you assume that everyone in the New Testament is secretly and conspiratorially other people in the New Testament or Josephus then it radically changes the story and meaning of it allWhy yes Yes it does And if I assume that Huck Finn is actually secretly the Terminator that story also radically changes But see I didn t write a book on it and trick people into wasting their cash on it So there I m the better man

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0 to 70 years after Jesus’ death And why do other sources from the time not speak of this messianic figure known as Christ Drawing on the histories of Josephus Tacitus Suetonius and Pliny as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls Daniel Unterbrink contends that the “Jesus” of the Bible was actually a composite figure a clever blend of the Jewish freedom fighter Judas the Galilean and Paul’s divine human Christ figure created in the middle of the first century CE Revealing why Paul was known as a liar enemy and traitor in other Jewish literature he shows that the New Testament Gospels are not transcripts of actual history but creative works of historical fiction designed to promote Paul’s Christianity and serve the interests of the fledgling Gentile Christian communities He demons. Having attending Catholic school and growing up in the deeply religious and evangelical south I grew to distrust the Biblical cherry picking that most people claim as Christianity This book confirmed my nagging suspicions about the very apparent juxtaposition of the Apostle Paul vs what Jesus said and taught I have innately always believed mainstream Christianity was a hoax intended as a means of control of the masses This book confirmed what I have always felt Paul was the first televangelist and the modern Christianity that grew from his works is nothing than a cudgel with which to control people uneducated weak minded magical thinking people who have been left out of the prosperity of the few prosperity made off the toil and sacrafice of the masses Since reading this book I am ever convinced of the wisdom of dieism and that at some point perhaps not in my lifetime Christianity will be exposed for what it is the greatest hoax ever committed


4 thoughts on “Judas of Nazareth

  1. says:

    Yes Jesus lived he’s no myth but he’s not who you think Daniel Unterbrink is a retired forensic auditor who “turned his analytical prowess

  2. says:

    Having attending Catholic school and growing up in the deeply religious and evangelical south I grew to distrust the Biblical cherry picking tha

  3. says:

    Summary of argument if you assume that everyone in the New Testament is secretly and conspiratorially other people

  4. says:

    I actually did not finish this book Will check it out again later

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