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Translation of examine des origines chrétiennes

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A gospel legend has preserved the memory of these two Jesuses and of the predicament in which Pilate found himself. For when the Jews brought him one, he had another already detained, “a famous prisoner” we are told (Matt. 16-17). He then said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Jesus Barabbas (Son of the Father) or Jesus who is called the 58 For Cerinthus, the divine Christ had descended into the man Jesus. For the Ebionites, it was the Holy Spirit.

He is a product not of the Holy Spirit but of the human spirit. He is, in the Paradise of legends, a precursor and companion to William Tell. In the face of this uncertain man who recruits followers, journeys around Galilee, gives speeches, and gathers crowds, there is the god who performs miracles, comes back to life after dying, and ascends into Heaven. These two beings are different: the god cannot be a man, and the man cannot be a god. However, they are joined by the Gospels to create a single character: Jesus Christ.

He is, in the Paradise of legends, a precursor and companion to William Tell. In the face of this uncertain man who recruits followers, journeys around Galilee, gives speeches, and gathers crowds, there is the god who performs miracles, comes back to life after dying, and ascends into Heaven. These two beings are different: the god cannot be a man, and the man cannot be a god. However, they are joined by the Gospels to create a single character: Jesus Christ. 51 Gods are created by men, and Jesus was a god “from the start”; he precedes the human story; he is the object of a cult.

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