Jesus Christ , explosive Amazon Prime documentary claims
"The doc's claim suggests a Greek man named Apollonius may have been the true face behind the New Testament.
The preacher, who was born around the same time as Jesus in Central Anatolia, is said to share a number of striking similarities.
These include preaching arguably the same things, having a large crowd of loyal followers and performing miracles.
The controversial series also explains how Apollonius rose to prominence by gathering religious followers during his miraculous action."
Has anyone on p.ie seen this documentary? It seems like something akin to Ancient Aliens or the like on the so called "History" Channel. Also does anyone know if this is the first time such a theory has been floated?
I have never heard of Apollonius of Tyan but have heard it suggested that Pythagorean philospohy was hugely influential on early Christianity - is that the source of the conflation between the two personalities?