Jesus was a Greek philosopher and not a Jew, as is commonly accepted, who lived at the same time and was thought to restore life to the dead, according to a documentary.
Descriptions of Jesus’ life and the miracles he performed in the New Testament may have been mistaken for Preacher Apollonius of Tyan, according to Amazon documentary “Bible Conspiracies”.
Bible Conspiracies claims that there are striking physical similarities between the two and there is more evidence that Apollonius existed.
Although Bible Conspiracies does not dispute that Jesus existed as a historical figure, it does claim that the person described in the New Testament as the ‘son of God’, who performed miracles and died on the cross, may have been based on Apollonius.
Both Jesus and Apollonius were preachers and supposedly performed miracles in the first century AD and are both depicted as having long beards.
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