There’s no credible evidence that anyone named “Jesus Christ” ever existed
Let’s take a look at two similar stories, supposedly published about 1,964 years apart. The most familiar story is the Book of Matthew, from the New Testament (NT), and the lesser known one is the Talmud Jmmanuel (TJ), first published by Billy Meier in German, in 1978, and then in English in the 1980s.
Before we concern ourselves if either one is a true story, let’s consider some other aspects and questions. In doing so, we want to view them both as stories that purport to involve real historical events.
It must be noted that while the NT involves a person called Jesus Christ – arguably the most well-known figure for the last 2,000 years – there is little to no other evidence that a person with that name actually ever existed. There are no actual biographies of Jesus Christ ever written by the numerous biographers who existed at the referred to time period, in the overall region where the events were said to have taken place. There are references and evidence that other personages mentioned in the NT did exist but it seems that the name Jesus Christ doesn’t really appear contemporaneously but only decades later.
Further, the NT, while “believed” by many people, has many supernatural, mystical elements that defy logic, known laws of science, etc. While such liberties are taken in terms of other deified personages in various religions, etc., respected historical records aren’t known to include them. Of course, history itself is subject to many questions and it’s frequently pointed out that “history is written by the victors”. Perhaps it can be also said that religions are created by those with the abilities, power and position to fashion events – and people – according to their own liking as well, based on real or fictitious events, people, etc.
The fact that the NT can more easily be regarded as a story than a history creates other problems, as the TJ could be regarded as simply another version of the same story and also not any kind of reliable history. But let’s also remember that the majority of human history, as we know it, has been handed down not in modern digital format but in written form, often redacted, edited, altered, etc., as well in oral tradition, leaving a lot of room for distortions, as well as outright fabrications. Even in more modern times, with all sorts of recording devices, cameras, etc., disagreements about differing versions and interpretations of events are not uncommon.
Enter James Deardorff
The TJ caught the attention of James Deardorff, a professor and religious scholar who decided to debunk it because he believed it had to be a hoax. Instead, he found that it resolved over 300 inconsistencies that existed in the book of Matthew. Even if we are not scholars, we can see that Deardorff was impressed with the TJ text and took an immense amount of time and effort to diligently research and note the details.
One isn’t required to accept the largely religious notion of “sinners”, for example, to appreciate the far less judgmental description of “ignorant” (http://www.tjresearch.info/mt9.htm), which may well be both more accurate and acceptable in describing a stratum of society in what were rather primitive times.
It would’ve required very thoughtful consideration to change a negative religious term to one that only described thinking capacity, something not likely to be done by someone rushing to “falsify” a religious document. Why would someone be so diligent and concerned about accuracy…if they were trying to further perpetuate, or capitalize on, a religious hoax?
As Deardorff points out:
“In forming an opinion of how genuine the TJ is, it is important to keep in mind that if one starts with a document that is genuine and consistent, the effect of errors in translation and editing is to introduce inconsistencies. Correcting the errors then eliminates these inconsistencies or contradictions.”
Means, Motive and Opportunity
Referring again to the ease with which the singular authenticity of Meier’s UFO evidence can be proven, the extent to which Deardorff went in his documentation, especially in relation to all the resolved inconsistencies, speaks also to the even more immense amount of time-consuming work that Meier would’ve had to have gone through to “hoax” far less initially attractive evidence, which may prove to ultimately be far more important than the UFOs, extraterrestrials, etc. Further, the TJ garnered nowhere near the attention of Meier’s UFO evidence, nor has there been any attempt to publicize it as broadly by Meier.
Taking into account that Meier is known to be an outspoken opponent of religions, etc., we’d have to ask if it seems reasonable that he would’ve taken the amount of time necessary to address the several hundred known and not known inconsistencies and then compose texts that would resolve the inconsistencies – to the satisfaction of a religious bible scholar – but then never point these out himself, after such a significant labor, before or after Deardorff had commented on them?
Assuming that Meier had the opportunity to procced with such an undertaking, we come back to the question of motivation. The most logical assumption would be that someone coming forward with a completely new narrative dismantling the foundational elements of one of the world’s major religions would be motivated in some way to try to assume its power, followers, wealth, etc., quite possibly tying it in with, and trying to capitalize on, his UFO evidence as a way to legitimize claiming a special status as a cult leader, new religious figure, etc.
It Must Be Magic
But where’s the pay-off for demystifying the story and de-deifying the central figure, a god-man who, instead of walking on water, curing terminal diseases with a glance, raising the dead and floating up to heaven after his own brutal death, we have a wandering teacher who has to flee from town to town, as he applies salves and balms to infected limbs and subtly inspires self-healing among the afflicted.
To further complicate matters, his mother isn’t a virgin, there are 17 previously never heard of female disciples and the (supposedly celibate) central figure’s post-crucifixion marriage (to an Indian woman, no less) – and fathering numerous descendants – is pretty far from the guilt-inducing story of a guy who, millennia ago, “died for your sins”…before you were even born and could get around to committing them.
But where’s the pay-off for demystifying the story and de-deifying the central figure, let alone inserting 17 previously never heard of female disciples and the (supposedly celibate) central figure’s marriage (to an Indian woman, no less) and fathering numerous descendants?
High levels of delusion are not unknown among the leaders and members of various religions, cults, sects, offshoot religions, etc. But Meier stands in stark contrast to these, not only in his own reclusive life but in the complete absence of any evidence that he’s ever courted such a position, cult following, wealth, power, etc., despite the numerous and completely unfounded and unsubstantiated claims to the contrary.
So, why would Billy Meier, the man who has just brought the most important story in all of science and human history to the world – with its independently authenticated UFO films, photos, video, metal samples, sound recordings, etc. – and which has already brought many attempts on his life and even on his children’s lives, want to make additional claims that would only further infuriate religious and non-religious people alike, including those who might otherwise support the authenticity of his contacts with extraterrestrials?
As for James Deardorff, why would a religious scholar come to endorse the authenticity of the TJ over the so-called holy book that he believes in? By standing behind the authenticity of the TJ and claiming that it is the original and real document upon which the book of Matthew was based, not only does Deardorff reject his own core religious beliefs but he does so in favor of a document that itself demystifies the entire matter and presents it as a historical event and not the NT fairytale replete with nonsensical, supernatural, mystical mumbo-jumbo.
Could it be possible that the TJ contains the original, non-mystical, non-supernatural, historical narrative of events and teaching surrounding a real flesh and blood human being?
If we view the TJ as such a narrative, absent all of the supernatural aspects of the NT version, is it possible that the original story and text was indeed falsified and manipulated by people who sought power and control through creating a god-like man out of the human being referred to in the TJ? Would it even be the first, or last, time that the life of a person, or various events, were falsified to create a myth, following, etc.?
Would the TJ be considered “heretical”, controversial, etc., if it existed on its own, without the existence of, and comparison to, the NT? Whatever one may think of the TJ as a historical document, there’s certainly nothing in it that begs belief in supernatural events, the raising of the dead, various unlikely “miracles”, etc.
We should acknowledge that the crucifixion itself is a very difficult topic. The brutality of human beings is well known, so the idea that someone was supposedly crucified some 2,000 years ago isn’t out of the question. However, the survival of Jmmanuel in either version may pose a problem for religious and non-religious people, for different reasons.
Religious people may be troubled by the notion that Jmmanuel survived the crucifixion, rather than having died and been miraculously “resurrected”, which is central to the premise of his divinity. Non-religious people may have trouble with the idea that someone could survive the crucifixion, even with the supposed help of healers who, somehow, knew in advance about the event and fulfilled the role of healers, etc.
But let’s remember that this is not about proving the truthfulness of either version of the story. It’s about making a reasonable assessment of the information and the arguments in order to determine for ourselves if Meier actually hoaxed the story or if, as James Deardorff concluded, that the version he published is the original one and not the more familiar New Testament version.
We can be grateful that James Deardorff, skeptical as he initially was, dedicated himself to such extensive research, textual comparisons, etc., and we can also respect his honesty and courage in presenting his conclusions, which firmly opposed his own preconceptions and beliefs.
The Talmud Jmmanuel
To view excerpts from Talmud Jmmanuel visit here.
Learn the truth about the life and teaching of the man falsely known as “Jesus Christ”.
The final translation of the Aramaic scrolls written by Judas Ishkerioth, the actual name of the disciple of Jmmanuel.
Discovered in 1963, in the tomb where Jmmanuel had lain for three days, by Eduard Albert Meier and Greek Orthodox Lay Priest, Isa Rashid.
Originally translated by Isa Rashid, with corrections, in 2010 and 2011, by Plejaren linguists, with the help of the pure-spirit-level Arahat Athersata, the Plejaren Ptaah, and with information from the storage banks.
Among many things, you learn the truth about:
- The 17 female disciples, deliberately left out of the Bible
- How Jmmanuel actually healed people and performed “miracles”
- The healers who assisted Jmmanuel’s survival of the crucifixion
- Unknown information about Jmmanuel’s wife and children
- Where Jmmanuel and his mother Mary lived and died…after the crucifixion
- …and much, much more!