A Short History Of Christianity by J. M. Robertson

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The " shew-bread," too, seems to have had a measure of sacramental significance. But while such a rite would seem to have flourished in the background of Judaism, that of the Passover was one of the great usages of CH. ^ It indeed one of the hierological probabilities that the paschal lamb was anciently " Jeschu " or Jesus, the springtide symbol is of a is Sun-God so named ; markedly Judaic, " the or mystic name of a Son for in the Lamb " of God book of Eevelation, the world," and identified with a mystic Jesus Jehovah which figures as the known symbol " slain from the founding of — this apparently long before the who is one with Christian cult in general had arrived at such a doctrine.

We are led without escape to the conclusion that no strain of teaching in the gospels can be fathered on the shadowy founder, who for Paul is only a crucified phantom. The humanistic teachings are no more primordial, no less capable of interpolation, than the mystical and the oracular. Some of the best sayings are among the very latest some of Collectively, the narrowest belong to the earliest tradition. ; tell of a hundred hands. Surmising that the nominal founder of Paul's Jesuism may possibly be the slain Jesus Pandira of the Talmud, a hundred years "before Christ," we next ask whether any such founder must not be supposed to have taught something, they [part PEIMITIVB CHEISTIANITY 12 i make men see in him a Messiah and preserve his name.

Mythologically, the conception may derive from the Diaholos or "Adversary" of Persian lore, as Judas in the gospels is called " a devil"; and the tradition which gave him red hair assimilated him to Typhon, the slayer of the Egyptian SaviourGod, Osiris. ^ The story of the betrayal in the gospels is in any case plainly fabulous. The hired help of Judas is represented as necessary to identify a teacher who figured daily in the temple, and was a familiar figure to the populace. Such a myth can be best , ; explained on the theory that a Jesuist mystery-play, arising or becoming modified among the Gentiles, would readily represent a Jew as betraying the Lord, even as the twelve were represented as forsaking their master.

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