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Jesus Of Nazareth Like Wizard Of Oz

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Posted by John Morgan Powell on April 3, 2001 20:35:06 UTC

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argues that Nazareth did not exist during the time Jesus was supposed to have lived there. This conclusion is based on both archaeological and historical data.

Frank Zindler argues that it's sort of like the Wizard of Oz. If there is no city of Oz accessible (to a girl, Dorothy, and dog, Toto) a tornado's distance from Kansas then it's a waste of time to look for a Wizard of Oz. If there was no Nazareth during the first century then there could be no Jesus of Nazareth during that time period. Maybe there was a Jesus who lived in Palestine around that time, but not one who is spoken of in the New Testament.

If you can find mistakes in Zindler's conclusions then I'm interested in hearing them. I mentioned these ideas to a Christian Missionary Pastor and his response was something like "Anyone who would doubt the existence of Jesus Christ is not worthy of a reply". With a little persistence, however, I got him to argue a little bit his point.

Why do you think Jesus existed? Just because a lot of Christians want to believe he did?

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