Did Jesus of the Bible exist? Did the person whose destiny is so touchingly depicted in the Gospels really walk the streets of Jerusalem?

Since the beginning of the 1990s, I have studied the origins of Christianity, and above all examined the evidence for a historical Jesus. My conclusions are put forward in my book written in Swedish Den Jesus som aldrig funnits (in English: The Jesus Who Never Was). The evidence points mainly in the direction that Jesus of the Gospels is a fictitious character. I do not, however, rule out the possibility that there was a person who gave rise to the Jesus story. But if that were the case, I would say that this personís life is not depicted in the Gospels.

The main site is in Swedish. On this English site I have a section called Articles, where so far there are two articles; a paper where I question the historicity of the Jesus of the Gospels, and an article called The Jesus Parallels, where I show all the essential parallels in the ancient world, to the life and deeds of Jesus. One section is dedicated to the so-called Secret Gospel of Mark, which I happen to believe is genuine. There you can find two examinations of the handwriting of the Mar Saba letter and especially a challenge of Stephen Carlsonís analysis of that handwriting, one examination of Lee Strobelís and Craig Evansí account of Secret Mark, and one Quest for its Authenticity. The third section is called Miscellaneous and so far it only consists of a short summary from 2002 of the reasons to distrust the authenticity of the James Ossuary.

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