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Jesus as reincarnated Alexander the Great (no more wacky than mainstream ideas)

This is just a quick idea out of left field. The root of this idea is in part based on a prior blog post I wrote about how there's no resurrection in the Biblical resurrection story. Briefly, Jesus dies and goes to the afterlife, then goes to a different part of the afterlife, then appears occasionally as a ghost. It's a missing body story, but at no point is it a resurrection story.

What I'd like to do is throw out one more conspiratorial influence behind some of this story. In the Bible, baby Jesus goes to Egypt. Now I've read the pilgrimage to Bethlehem was contrived to get Jesus to fit some prophecy narrative. So why did he have to go to Egypt? I'm sure there are a bunch of interpretations beyond the Herod story, but I've got a hypothesis that it was to tie him to another, contemporary deified missing body.

Around the time the various books of the Bible were being assembled into one approved-of set, the body of Alexander the Great went missing from its tomb in Alexandria in Egypt. What's more, Alexander's body wasn't merely venerated. Roman emperor Caracalla believed himself to be the reincarnation of Alexander the Great (which could be viewed as a form of resurrection). Just as having him born in Bethlehem might've made Jesus fit certain prophecies, having him originate out of Alexandria could also be used to make certain divine claims. What we might be left with is the compromise reconciliation between multiple origin stories.

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Comment was by Kurt Neuleuf on July 22, 2022 at 12:29am

If you go into the birth of Jesus and his miracles,I  suggest you also look into MIthra who was supposed to have lived 1500 years before J.C.  their stories are so re markedly similar.

Also I was perplexed by the resurrection story,  on the premise every lie is based on some truth, I investigated and found that anyone crucified was there until the next Saturday , whereupon they were taken down from he cross. Jesus(?) was said to have been crucified on a Friday, by all the accounts I could find, he would have been injured, sick and very sore but very much alive. That is if Jesus, as we are led to believe really lived at all. Roman, Egyptian, Jewish Phoenician and neighbouring  cultures' records would have screamed out loudly of his holy exploits and being. I could find little that to confirm that he actually lived as a singular person in any record.

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