JESUS WAS A SAGE, NOT A PRIEST, PROPHET or KING

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“Welcome to Zingcreed, the totally unique Christian/Atheist blog, where nothing is sacred. This is my personal polemic, and I hope you get something from it!” Peter Turner, M.A., M.Sc.”

Jesus is often portrayed as a product of the Hebrew scriptures (what today we rather disparagingly call the Old Testament). His arrival was prophesied. He was to be King of the Jews in the line of David, and a Priest administering the Law. Very rarely however is Jesus linked to the fourth part of the Hebrew scriptures, the books of Wisdom and Poetry (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom of Solomon)

In this essay I draw largely on the ‘wisdom’ of New Zealander Lloyd Geering and his splendid book “Christianity without God” which is a kind of Jesusite non-theist textbook, very close to what Zingcreed proclaims in its Manifesto. Paraphrasing his original account, I hope to show that the Hebrew Scriptures (the…

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