There are countless ancient texts that speak of Jesus Christ, His life, His deeds, and His legacy, the truth is that we have still a lot to learn in order to fully understand the history behind one of the most prominent Figures to ever ‘walk’ on Earth. In this article, we take a look at several ancient texts that describe Jesus as you’ve probably never seen before.
Jesus of Nazareth, also known as Jesus Christ or Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity and one of the most influential figures in Western culture. According to the most accepted theories in academic circles, and based on critical interpretation of ancient texts mentioning Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish preacher who lived at the beginning of the first century in the regions of Galilee and Judea and was crucified in Jerusalem around the year 30, under the government of Pontius Pilate.
For most Christian denominations, He is the Son of God and, by extension, the incarnation of God Himself. Its importance is also in the belief that, with its death and subsequent resurrection, He redeemed the human race before God. Judaism denies its divinity, which is incompatible with its conception of God. In Islam, where he is known as Isa, he is considered one of the most important prophets.
But what else do we know about Jesus? There are several things that have been omitted about the Son of God, written down in ancient texts that date back thousands of years. Some of these texts, completely shatter what we’ve been told about Jesus, and while some of them may seem contradictory, they tell an important story.
Ancient Texts and the divinity of Jesus
The notion that Jesus Christ had several younger siblings has become widely accepted in recent years.
According to reports, letters which have emerged apparently written by the ‘Family of Jesus Christ’ and those who were closest to Him in the years after Christ’s death reveal Jesus being a mortal man. The ancient texts clearly portray Jesus Christ as a human and recommend people to follow not Christ, but his teachings instead.
James Tabor, a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University Of North Carolina (USA), believes that a series of letters, allegedly written by Jesus’ brothers shortly after his death would prove that the Christian messiah was not divine as history tells us.
The scholar bases his hypothesis on the letters allegedly written by James (James) and Judas (not that one), two of Christ’s various biological brothers, in the first century AD, describing the Nazarene as a spiritual master, but making no reference whatsoever to His divinity. Neither does the ancient texts mention Jesus’ death on the cross, which is considered the fundamental pillar of the Christian faith.
Jesus was divine and had the ability to shape shift
So Was Jesus Christ divine or not? Many will undoubtedly agree on the fact he was divine, and truly was—and is—the son of God.
The text, written in Coptic language, describes Pilate as a faithful disciple and not as a traitor. The ancient Egyptian text recounts a dinner with Jesus before the crucifixion in which Pilate offered his own son to be sacrificed instead of the Messiah.
Copies of this ancient text were found in two ancient manuscripts: one was found in the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City while the second one was found at the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.
It also explains why Judas had to kiss Jesus to identify him to the Romans, according to the text, Jesus was able to change his shape and this was the reason why Judas had to kiss him in order to identify him. Interestingly, the text argues that Jesus Christ was arrested on Tuesday and not Thursday as many scholars suggest.
Ancient manuscript claims Jesus Married and had children
Written evidence suggests Jesus married to Mary Magdalene and even had children. Furthermore, the ancient manuscript calls Joseph—just like Jesus— the Son of God.The ancient texts, believed to date back to 570 AD, was written in Syriac has been covered in dust, waiting in the archives in the British Library for the past 20 years.
Before arriving at the British Library, the ancient manuscript was acquired by the British Museum in 1847 from a dealer who claims to have obtained it from the ancient St. Macarius monastery in Egypt. Even though the ancient manuscript has been studied in the past, it has been cataloged as unremarkable.
After six long years of experts studying it, it is believed that scholars have uncovered a missing fifth gospel which tells the story of the life of Jesus and was supposedly written by evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, in the 1st century AD.
Experts claim that Joseph was actually Jesus and that ‘Aseneth’ was in fact, Mary Magdalene.
The alleged translation of the ancient texts indicates that a Pharaoh of Egypt officiated at the wedding saying to Aseneth:
‘Blessed are you by the Lord God of Joseph, because he is the first-born of God, and you will be called the Daughter of God Most High and the bride of Joseph now and forever.’
Furthermore, the ancient texts allegedly read that after a seven-day wedding feast: ‘Joseph had intercourse with Aseneth . . . And Aseneth conceived from Joseph and gave birth to Manasseh and his brother Ephraim in Joseph’s house.’
Most Christians believe that Jesus was both human and the Son of God.]While there has been theological debate over his nature, Some early Christians viewed Jesus as subordinate to the Father, and others considered him an aspect of the Father rather than a separate person.
Many will consider these ancient texts as ludicrous, others will discredit them,—perhaps rightfully—but if they teach us one thing about history and Jesus Christ, then its that we still have much to discover about the origins of Man, our purpose on Earth, and the true story behind one of the most prominent Figures in the history of our planet, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.