So, was Jesus based on Osiris?
No, and looking at the
Nope, he was the son of the god Geb and the goddess Nut, who had…SEX!
No on both counts.
Jesus Mythicists will try to say that he was visited by three wise men, and that these are the three stars in Orion’s Belt. These are supposed to point to the star Sirius, which is Osiris’ star.
And remember; the Bible doesn’t say how many wise men visited Christ; it only mentions 3 gifts (If I give you five gifts, does that mean
Osiris did miracles involving bread and wine?
No, Osiris taught mankind how to make bread and wine. FAR different from Jesus turning water into wine and later miraculously multiplying bread loaves (and fish) to feed a multitude.
So were all other gods in religions.
Not unless you count mankind as a whole, whom he taught how to make bread and wine.
Traveled and evangelized?
No, he traveled and spread civilization. Jesus traveled and spread…the teaching of
His flesh symbolically eaten in a Lord’s Supper?
Nope, pure fiction.
23rd psalm copied from Egyptian texts that call Osiris “The Good Shepherd”?
Also pure fiction.
However…David was considered a shepherd of God’s people (Psalm 78:70-71), and he was considered a good, faithful king, a man after God’s own heart (1 Sam 13:14, 22). King David wasn’t perfect,
Moses and Joshua were likewise both likened to shepherds (Numbers 27:12-23), and they were likewise righteous rulers of the Israelites.
I think it’s safe to say that David, Moses and Joshua (as well
See what happens when you ignore Christianity’s Jewish roots?
So much for this comparison.
If Jesus Mythicists bring up the book of the dead, saying that the prayer to Osiris that was the basis for the Lord’s prayer is in it, demand from them the chapter (or Plate, as they are called in the Egyptian Book of the Dead)
The reason why Jesus Mythicists make this claim is because…After Osiris was nailed into a coffin, they were together chucked into the Nile.
Not even close.
In one account, Osiris’ brother Seth tricked him into getting inside a coffin. Seth nailed the lid down and chunked the coffin into the Nile, where Osiris died. In another version, Seth turned himself into a crocodile and killed him. In another,
Not one of these are bonafide crucifixions.
Jesus Mythicists may protest, saying that the first method of Osiris’ murder involved nails and wood (i.e. coffin), so that has to be a big parallel, right?
Osiris was resurrected…but unlike Christ, he didn’t do so with his own power.
You see, Isis resurrected him.
Osiris, the “god of resurrection” …needed wifey to resurrect him.
Sounds…pretty humiliating, doesn’t it?
Thus, Christ’s resurrection is unique.
Osiris needed help to return to the land of the living.
Jesus would have considered him a wimp.
“The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology” by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm, 307
“Ancient Egypt” by Philip Steele, 12
“The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” by Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona, page 91, 296
“Man, Myth Messiah” by Rice Broocks, 137-138.