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Lao Tzu and Jesus Christ

In fact, accord[ing] to some scholars, the very name Lao-tzu could simply mean “Old man”, which would appear to make it a dead giveaway that Lao-tzu is an archetype and not a particular individual.

– Chaucer, from http://www.freeratio.org/showthread.php?p=6042118#post6042118

The name “Jesus Christ” is an Anglicized version of a Hellenized version of the Hebrew “Yehoshua Moshiach”. Yehoshua would be rendered straight from Hebrew to English as “Joshua”, and “Moshiach” would be rendered straight from Hebrew to English as “Anointed”. But a lot of Hebrew names have theophoric meanings; “Joshua” means “Joh is salvation” – “Joh” or “Yah” shorthand for YHWH or Yahweh.

So “Jesus Christ” means “YHWH’s anointed salvation”. Some people might argue that that name itself is also a “dead giveaway” that Jesus Christ is an archetype and not a particular individual.

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Posted by on August 2, 2009 in jesus christ, jesus myth, lao tzu

 
 
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