From the same stooges that brought you some of the most outlandish anti-religious hoaxes in the past decade, comes a book that states that Jesus may very well have avoided crucifixion and indeed was married and had two kids. No mention of a dog and a pool but hey, there’s always room for a sequel.
The book by Professor Barrie Wilson and writer Simcha Jacobovici and titled “The Lost Gospel,” is reportedly based on a translation of an Aramaic text.
Even though Jacobivici pushed that ridiculous ossuary story which claimed to previously show that Jesus had a family and was later revealed as a hoax and he later claimed to have found Jesus’ burial place in that James Cameron documentary, the book says, “Before anyone gets his/her theological back up, keep in mind we are not attacking anyone’s theology.”
Oh, why didn’t you just say so?
The book is reportedly based on a translation of the Ecclesiastical History of Zacharias Rhetor which was discarded by scholars as not very significant. Even the British Library which houses the text is attempting to distance itself from the book, claiming they have “no connection” with the book.
Now, get this. The writing which was on animal skin isn’t about Jesus. It’s about someone named Joseph who is a hero who was believed to be dead and then turned out to be alive. So these two geniuses are saying they believe there’s an “embedded meaning” in the text and it’s actually about Jesus.
Never mind that plot is pretty much the plot of every action movie ever, these guys go even further. Joseph marries a woman named Aseneth. And you know what you get when you unscramble the letters of “Aseneth” right?
But somehow they say Aseneth represents Mary Magdalene.
This craziness is now being trumpeted everywhere. It’s got thousands and thousands of news articles being published. Anything to undermine faith. Absolutely anything.