meant to convey universal principles.
It is typical of reification or hypostatization, also known as anthropomorphization. It is the classic case of personification. "Jesus" is the personification of principles.
Hellenistic Jewish historian and philosopher Philo (20 B.C.E.-50 C.E.), living at the purported time of Jesus; a contemporary therefore, and at the right place; Jerusalem thus, is someone, also given the nature of his works, one would expect to mention a supernatural person. Yet, Philo makes no mention of Jesus the Christ whatsoever. The same, given the nature of their works, goes for Seneca the Elder (54 B.C.E.-39 C.E.), Seneca the Younger (4 B.C.E.-65 C.E.) and Pliny the Elder (23 C.E.-79 C.E.); they do not mention a supernatural Jesus the Christ.
Many of the world's crucified godmen have their traditional birthday on December 25th. This is because the ancients recognized that (from an earthcentric perspective) the sun makes an annual descent southward until December 21st or 22nd; the winter solstice, when it stops moving southerly for three days and then starts to move northward again. During this time, the ancients declared that "God's sun" had "died" for three days and was "born again" on December 25th.
The ancients realized quite abundantly that they needed the sun to return every day and that they would be in big trouble if the sun continued to move southward and did not stop and reverse its direction. Thus, these many different cultures celebrated the "sun of God's" birthday on December 25th.
If you were visited by an angel and told that you'd be giving a supernatural birth to an extraspecial baby and if your husband was told the same thing by an angel and if your cousin was visited by an angel and you indeed had a baby in an extraordinary way and if your governor killed all male children under the age of two in an effort to get your extraspecial baby killed, wouldn't you or your husband (or any peer) take the time and effort to keep a diary on that extraordinary child and have its supernatural life documented as fully as you could?
Then how come there is no biographical info to be found on a supernatural Jesus the Christ?
Nothing is known of him up to the age of about 30 except for the supernatural birth and an incident at age 12.
The following are the characteristics of the "sun of God":
- The sun "dies" for three days on December 22nd; the winter solstice, when it stops in its movement south, to be "born" again (or resurrected) on December 25th, when it resumes its movement north.
- In some areas, the calendar originally began in the constellation of Virgo, and the sun would be "born of a Virgin."
- The sun is the "Light of the World."
- The sun "cometh on clouds, and every eye shall see him."
- The sun rising in the morning is the "Savior of mankind."
- The sun wears a corona, "crown of thorns" or halo.
- The sun "walks on water."
- The sun's "followers," "helpers" or "disciples" are the 12 months and the 12 signs of the zodiac or constellations, through which the sun must pass.
- The sun at 12 noon is in "the house" or "temple" of the "Most High"; thus, "he" begins "his Father's work" at "age" 12.
- The sun enters into each sign of the zodiac at 30°; hence, the "Sun of God" begins his "ministry" at "age" 30.
- The sun is "hung on a cross" or "crucified," which represents its passing through the equinoxes, the vernal equinox being Easter, at which time it is then "resurrected".
When it is obvious that a historical and supernatural Jesus the Christ as portrayed in the Bible roamed the earth, then how come the evidence for this isn't just as obvious?
The Jesus story is a propagation.
Keep propagating that an outdoor passion play; an annual celebration in which the cycle of life is symbolically being acted out - a common occurence in the ancient world - up to this very day even - was not an symbolic act but a real life event. Eventually, with or without 'force', the idea will sink in and before you know it the play is no longer a play and has become utter reality - but only in the mind.
That's how come there appear to exist possible secondhand accounts and what might qualify as third- fourth- fifthhand accounts etc. about the supernatural Jesus character but no firsthand accounts, because firsthand accounts tell us about a symbolic representation, not about a supernatural real life event as portrayed in the Bible.
Every time you find in books a tale of which its reality seems impossible, a story defying all reason and common sense, be assured the tale to be an allegory containing a universal truth or two; and the greater the absurdity of the tale, the deeper the possible wisdom.
People are intrinsically intelligent.
When you put people together, they become a herd.
When people are a herd, they become sheeple
Sheeple are easily herded, it takes a mere promise