Similarities between Joseph(OT) and Jesus

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Similarities between Joseph(OT) and Jesus

Has anyone else seen this site? Does anyone else know any more about this topic and the comparison between the two figures? Does anyone know what Rook thinks about this?

 

http://biblia.com/jesusbible/genesis6b.htm

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The idea is right, but they

The idea is right, but they are going about it all wrong.  Most of what I saw involved too much stretching.  Jesus is not written to resemble Joseph, although one could make an argument that some of the events seem similar.  Jesus was a literary figure written to resemble the Elijah of Micah and 1 Kings, as well as Elisha of 2 Kings.  There are also similarities between Jesus and Moses (mostly in Matthew!), Joshua (Mark, Matthew and Luke) and Asa (Luke, John), as well as others.  Mark has us believing that John-Jesus are of the Elijah-Elisha variety.  But every step of the way Mark stumps our expectations and shows us a little of the Kingdom of God he believes in.  But it isn't until the death of Jesus, where he shouts out in aramaic (only one of two verses in aramaic in Mark) where the "blind shall see," and "those with ears shall hear."  It is when he calls on God, where he states that God has forsaken him, then we assume he is calling out for Elijah, but rather - it is interesting that only the Centurian really gets it.  The Centurian sees the suffering servant in Psalms as Jesus recites this passage, and sees truely that Jesus is like David - that Jesus is the son of God.  This is further explained when the boy in white says Jesus has gone up, we follow the women expecting Jesus in the tomb, but instead it is empty.  Of course, these are tropes which all go back to the Old Testament stories.  It is interesting that so many parallels can be drawn, with some incredible (even astonishing!) accuracy and simplicity.  Why people would have to stretch to try to make Jesus fit into outside personalities (or OT personalities that aren't really accurate) is beyond me.

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Thanks man!

Wow! thanks man I didn't think anyone would ever read this question! I appreciate you taking the time to explain. You fuckin rule !

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No problem man.  Keep

No problem man.  Keep asking the questions. =)


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Has christians taken parts from the Egyptians story of Horus

Just watched a amazing clip on youtube.  there are 3parts, feel free to watch

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qudmli4wb7k