[XTalk] Hanged on a tree, BCE?
- There are several non-mainstream commentators on the HJ who believe that
Jesus actually lived about 100 years before he was supposed to have lived.
This theory is derived from accounts on Yeshu ha'Notzri / Yeshu ben Pandera
/ censored no-name in the Baraitha and other Jewish sources. Now, I do not
personally agree with this theory, but I am a firm believer in one having
some support for one's theories. Those who believe Jesus lived 100 years
earlier than supposed do have support for their theory, however tenuous it
may be. My question, then, is this: If Jesus lived in the first century
and died under Pontius Pilate, as most believe, then why do certain Jewish
sources say otherwise? In other words, why did the authors of the
Baraitha, etc. think or say that Jesus lived 100 years before he did if he
Thanks in advance.
Franklin and Marshall College