Johannes Neumann, The Jesus Puzzle. Facts and Fiction, 280 Theses, Norderstedt 2018, 105 S., br., ISBN 978-3-7460-8746-7, Preis: EUR 14,90
The Bible is full of legends about Jesus and his disciples. The Galilean governor Jesus became the Jewish Messiah; the alchemist Mary became Jesus‘ virgin mother. John the Baptist became Jesus‘ favourite disciple, John; the Gnostic Simon Magus became the disciple Simon Peter; the preachers of God‘ kingdom became the fishermen of the Lake Nazareth; Elymas the former slave of Sergius Paulus, Roman governor of Cyprus, became Paul, apostle of the Gentiles. In a word, the Bible’s authors transformed a collection of ancient historical seekers of God into a community of early Christian saints shrouded in legend.
These theses describe the historical background to the Biblical Jesus-legends and how they came into existence.