A Challenge for the Jesus Mythers and the Religious Plagiarism Charge

by Eric Chabot

Introduction

Anyone that has tried to discuss the historicity of the story of Jesus will generally encounter the religious plagiarism charge. Sadly, the internet is full of allegations that the historical records of the life of Jesus are ripped off from  mythological constructs such as Osiris, Tammuz, Adonis, or someone else. The same old dying and rising god theme myth just gets rehashed over and over. Generally speaking, those that hold to this position start with the notion that the New Testament witness to the resurrection of Jesus is false. They then turn around and  try to punt to the pagan myths/mystery religions to explain the problems of the New Testament story of Jesus. One issue that tends to be left out is the following:

Idolatry 

Would Second Temple Jews who  would recite three times daily his nation’s creed, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one’ (Deuteronomy 6.4),  be so quick to base the Jesus story after mythological constructs such as Osiris, Tammuz, Adonis, or someone else?  Let’s say Paul and the New Testament authors decided to build the Jesus story off some of the these figures.  I think it is safe to say they knew that any form of religious syncretism is a form of idolatry…

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