Caesar’s Messiah is a work of speculative non-fiction by Joseph Atwill, which argues that the New Testament Gospels were written as wartime propaganda by scholars connected to the Roman imperial court of the Flavian emperors: Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. According to Atwill, their primary purpose in creating the religion was to control the spread of Judaism and moderate its political virulence. The Jewish nationalist Zealots had been defeated in the Jewish war of 70 AD, but Judaism remained an influential movement throughout the Mediterranean region. Atwill argues that the biblical character 'Jesus Christ' is a typological representation of the Roman Emperor Titus.

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  • Caesar’s Messiah is a work of speculative non-fiction by Joseph Atwill, which argues that the New Testament Gospels were written as wartime propaganda by scholars connected to the Roman imperial court of the Flavian emperors: Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. According to Atwill, their primary purpose in creating the religion was to control the spread of Judaism and moderate its political virulence. The Jewish nationalist Zealots had been defeated in the Jewish war of 70 AD, but Judaism remained an influential movement throughout the Mediterranean region. Atwill argues that the biblical character 'Jesus Christ' is a typological representation of the Roman Emperor Titus. The vast majority of Biblical scholars believe that early Christianity was a movement that emerged from 1st century Judea, and that Historical Jesus played an important role in the foundation of the religion. The few scholarly reviews of Atwill's book which have appeared have been scathingly critical. (en)
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  • Caesar’s Messiah is a work of speculative non-fiction by Joseph Atwill, which argues that the New Testament Gospels were written as wartime propaganda by scholars connected to the Roman imperial court of the Flavian emperors: Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. According to Atwill, their primary purpose in creating the religion was to control the spread of Judaism and moderate its political virulence. The Jewish nationalist Zealots had been defeated in the Jewish war of 70 AD, but Judaism remained an influential movement throughout the Mediterranean region. Atwill argues that the biblical character 'Jesus Christ' is a typological representation of the Roman Emperor Titus. (en)
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