Is this true?
And we’re about to see why.
The vast majority of male gods were, what’s your point?
And plus, Jesus isn’t simply the son of a God, but God the Son, a part of the Trinity of God. He existed before his birth. (John 1:1-3, 8:56-58).
Big difference, pal.
There was a shrine in Bethlehem to Tammuz, but this was after the Jewish revolts against Rome, both of which postdate Christ. Indeed, at least the latter Jewish war or revolt postdates the entire New testament.
There was no shrine of the Sumerian Dumuzi there.
However, Jesus was only referred to as shepherd in the metaphorical sense. His occupations were being a Rabbi and a carpenter (Mark 6:3, 9:5)
Crown of thorns?
Nope. Jesus Mythicists made that up.
Called Savior and Healer?
I do not recall if Dumuzi was ever called either name, but Tammuz was thought of as a “savior” and a “healer”.
This is where it gets tricky.
Let’s start with Dumuzi.
Not much of a god.
The second story involves Dumuzi having a dream that foretold his own death. After his sister, Geshtin-ana, interpreted the dream, he high tailed it before the Gallas or underworld demons
No resurrection in the tale.
Now, let’s look at Tammuz.
Tammuz’s resurrection is debatable.
Jesus Mythicists will try to make a connection between Jesus and Tammuz by means of the Lord’s supper, where the bread was symbolic of Christ’s body. Their reasoning is that the women who carried out the ritual mourning for Tammuz would not eat ground grain
However, the text that states this dates back to the Medieval period.
Jesus wasn’t a mythical figure.
He is a historical figure.
He is real.
And he died and rose from the grave to save each and every one of you, not to ensure that we have a good crop.
“Epics of Early Civilization” by Michael Kerrigan, Alan Lothian and Jeremy Black (Consultant), 36, 39-45
“The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology” by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm, 275, 320
St. Jerome, “Letter 58 to Paulinus”, section 3
“The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible: Red Letter Edition” by James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D, 59, 38 (Hebrew and Aramaic Dictionary section), 54 (Greek Dictionary section)
“Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary: Completely Revised and Updated Edition” by Ronald F. Youngblood (General Editor), F.F. Bruce (Consulting editor) and
“Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary: Completely Revised, Updated and Expanded” by Trent C. Butler (General editor), 193
“Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary” by Merrill C. Tenney (General Editor), 111
“Oxford Guide to the Bible” by