Jesus and Moses never existed as historical figures. This is the startling conclusion confirmed by author Christopher Drew after his re-examination of the dates of composition of the canonical books of the New and Old Testaments, as well as the books of the Gnostic "library" found at Nag Hammadi.
Hosea, who lived at the time of the Assyrian invasion of the northern kingdom of Israel in 722 BCE, clearly had never heard of the "Mosaic Law" which supposedly was communicated to Moses around 1220 BCE. Although Hosea would have had lots of reasons to cite the Law in his polemic against his wife -- a practicing Astarte priestess with three children sired by her lovers -- he never once hinted she had broken a single law of Moses. Clearly, the Moses stories were composed after 722 BCE, and no Moses ever led the Hebrews out of Egypt before the time of Hosea.
Supernatural events do not occur. This is a scientific principle. It forces scientists to look for the real cause of events. The virgin birth of Jesus, his miracles, and his resurrection are supernatural events. They never happened. It is a certainty that these parts of the Gospels are fictions. Of necessity, the Jesus of the Gospels is himself a fiction created by theologians. Theologians invented god beliefs for other people to use. The gospels are examples of story writing by theologians seeking to build a religious following. As such, they are unlikely to contain any history.
Paperback. 121 pp.