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Jesus ChristAKA Yeshua Ha-Nozri

Born: c. 4 BC
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Judea
Died: 7-Apr-30 AD
Location of death: Jerusalem, Judea [1]
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Missing

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Ancient Rome
Executive summary: Carpenter, evangelist

Contrary to popular belief, according to the Bible Jesus did indeed have both brothers and sisters.[2]


[1] According all four Gospels, Jesus Christ was crucified by the Romans at Golgotha ("the place of a skull"), apparently a hillock outside Jerusalem. The physical location of any Golgotha is not known, and no extra-Biblical account recording the location of Jesus' death exists. The word "Calvary" does not appear until the Latin Vulgate translation.

[2] Or half-siblings, depending on who one considers to be his father. See Matthew 13:55-57, "Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things? And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor except in his home town, and in his own household." See also the parallel verses in Mark 6:3-4. Some Catholics undergo contortions to assign these sons and daughters to another Mary, but in full context that is clearly impossible.

Father: (details are in dispute)
Mother:
Virgin Mary
Brother: James (half brother)
Brother: Joseph (half brother, also called "Joses")
Brother: Simon (half brother)
Brother: Judas (half brother)
Sister: (multiple half sisters)

    Founded Religion Christianity
    Blasphemy
    Sedition
    Flogged
    Tortured
    Proxy Baptism: Mormon Salt Lake City, UT (8-Apr-2010)
    Biblical Figures
    Birthday Is Holiday 25-Dec, Christmas (observed)
    Parodied As A Muppet

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Jesus Christ

Appears on the cover of:
Life, Dec-1994, DETAILS: Who was He? -- Solving the Mystery of Jesus, and why it matters today (depiction by Dutch painter Joos Van Cleeve, 16th c.)
Newsweek, 16-Feb-2004, DETAILS: Who Really Killed Jesus? -- What history teaches us -- The storm over Mel Gibson's The Passion (photo by Philippe Antonello, Christ in thorns from Gibson's film), BYLINE: Jon Meacham


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