Jesus Mythicists will claim that Jesus is based on this goddess, or that her cult at least influenced the Gospel stories.
Is Jesus based on…Inanna?
Let’s see why this is NOT the case.
Born of a virgin?
Visited by Wise Men or Shepherds after she was born?
No. Her lover Dummuzi was the god of shepherds, but there
Star proclaimed her birth?
No. She was identified with the planet Venus (akak the “Morning Star”), but this wasn’t a sign of her birth. If anything, it was symbolic of her descent into the underworld and return from it (Venus
Yes, just like any other deity, big deal.
Bread and wine miracles?
When Inanna went to the underworld, she had to pass through seven gates. At each gate, she had to discard jewelry (and at one
According to Jesus Mythicists, this is supposed to be the basis for Jesus being stripped naked before being hung on a cross.
However…there is a problem.
And what were the Roman Soldiers doing to Christ’s clothes in John 19:23-24?
Taking his clothes and casting lots, to see
The story of Jesus being stripped naked wasn’t based on Inanna’s forced striptease; it was based on the Roman method of crucifixion.
No. While in the Underworld, the 7 judges of the underworld killed her with the “perishing stare of death.” Afterwards she was hung on a hook. (remember, Jesus died on the “upper” world, not under).
Oh, and by the way: Crucifixion wasn’t invented in ancient Sumer
Jesus Mythicists will protest, however, saying that, despite these facts, both Jesus and Inanna hung while dead; Inanna on a hook, Jesus on a cross. Thus,
This objection is so weak that it doesn’t even deserve a response.
But I’ll give one nonetheless for the fun of it.
Now Keith Hackney’s accomplishment is quite similar to fairy tale and mythological stories involving
Does it mean that his fight with Emmanuel Yarborough is a fiction, based on fairy tale stories and myths of normal sized
Then why would Jesus’ crucifixion be based on Inanna hanging on a hook?
Jesus did descend into Sheol (In the New testament called “Hades), which was pictured as being in the earth (Acts 2:31, Ephesians 6:8-10, see also Matthew 12:40). This was the Hebrew underworld. Afterwards, Jesus rose from the grave. True, Inanna went to
Sisyphus (Had told his wife not to bury him or make offerings to him (customary offerings for the dead) if he passed away. When he did die, he told Hades about his lack of burial and offerings and asked permission
Hermes (Watched over Hercules while he was in the underworld, but left when Hercules did. He also accompanied the spirits of the dead as
Theseus (went to the Underworld, was imprisoned by Hades, but Hercules freed him and brought him back to earth)
Not much of a parallel then.
After waiting three days, the goddess Ninshubur (aka Nincubura) went to several gods, pleading for help. She visited Enlil first, but he refused. She visited Inanna’s father Sin/Seun/Nanna next, but he also refused. Then she visited Ea aka Enki, who,
We don’t know.
The ancient texts do not say.
Indeed, we have to remember that Ninshubur had to wait three days after Inanna descended into the Underworld before
Yes, but not by her own power.
Ea made two sexless beings and sent them to the underworld, to ease the suffering of Ereshkigal, Inanna’s sister and Queen of the Underworld. When Ereshkigal asked them what reward they would like, they asked that they would be allowed
Inanna’s resurrection is more similar to those in the Bible involving mere humans who were resurrected by God, instead of Christ,
Not much of a parallel, eh?
Folks, the comparisons between Jesus and Inanna are abysmally weak. Indeed, she oddly enough has more in common with Moses than with Christ (Had a set of law tablets, brought plagues on Sumer (Turned all
No, Jesus was not based on Inanna, who was a myth.
“The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology” by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm, 288 (See also 30-31, 47, 51, 74-75, 82-83
“In the Footsteps of Jesus” (A National Geographic Book), by Jean-Pierre Isbouts, 263