Did Jesus Christ really resurrect from the grave after three days? Probably not, it turns out. In 2008 archaeologists found a stone tablet that tells of a Jewish rebel hero who died and came back to life after three days. Jesus? No! His name was Simon, and he lived decades before Jesus. What we learn from this is that the Jews already had a template of the messiah that they expected, and they began applying this template to every possible redeemer/Messiah figure. It is possible that Jesus was a historical person that had this same template applied to him… but it’s also possible that the story itself continued to be told, and the “historical” person wasn’t very important.
Regardless, the evidence clearly suggests that Jesus never actually resurrected and came back after three days (a claim upon which the entire foundation of Christian tradition rests).
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