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Jesus Origins

Discovering the original Christianity

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The Secret Satire

Part 2

What’s in a name?


In ancient satire, the names given to characters are significant. The villain Decius Mundus, “god of the world”, is Jesus. But what about Paulina, Fulvia, Saturninus and Ida? These names tell us the targets of Josephus’ anti-Christian satire.

The Secret Satire

Part 1

A tale of high-class prostitution and temple seduction in Rome.


Josephus would have hated having to include a pro-Christian passage about Jesus in his Antiquities. He took his revenge by following the passage with a secret satire. Coming straight after the Testimonium, it featured two scandalous stories set in Rome.

Mutual influence

The author of Luke and Josephus knew each other


Not only was the author of Luke highly influenced by the Flavian’s pet Jewish historian, Josephus. But Josephus shows knowledge of Luke/Acts and sets himself up as equal to Paul and Jesus. Which supports the idea that the draft Testimonium was written by the author of Luke.

A tale of two nativity stories

Rewriting male-centric to female-centric


It is extraordinary that the only two gospel nativity accounts, found in Matthew and Luke, differ in almost every detail. The Gospel of Luke’s rewriting of the Matthew nativity story shows that the author was a woman and a mother.

She was in the room where it happened

Flavia Domitilla and the Testimonium


The emperor’s niece and mother of the emperor-designate, a known Christian, would have attended Josephus’ readings of Book 18 of his Antiquities of the Jews. Her presence is vital to understanding the Testimonium. Even more so if she is the author of Luke and Acts.

Josephus’ Impossible Testimonium

The paradox of the passage regarded as the best evidence for Jesus’ exsitence


It is impossible that Josephus wrote the most famous passage in his extensive works, the so-called Testimonium Flavian. And yet he must have. That is the paradoxical conclusion of an unbiased examination of the evidence.

Who killed Christ?

The Romans…or evil angels?


According to the four gospels, it was the Romans at the instigation of the Jewish priests. If Jesus were a man living in Roman occupied Judea in the first century, then the Romans must have been the culprits. No one else had power to order a crucifixion.

But did Jesus exist as a man in the first century?

We will see that the earliest evidience points to the real killers of Chirst—the “archons”, evil angels who had been appointed to rule the world.

Judas Iscariot: Did he exist?

(And why he is a pot.)


New for 2023!

The book that reveals the true author of the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles.

The Gospel of Domitilla is now available in print and ebook from Amazon and other retailers.

This book tells the fascinating story of Flavia Domitilla. She was the granddaughter of one emperor and the niece of two others. Domitian adopted her two young sons as his successors.

But Domitilla was also a secret Christian. When Domitian found out, he unleashed a tragedy that led to the end of the Flavian dynasty.

Domitilla became a Christian saint and is best known today for the catacombs of Domitilla in Rome. But here, for the first time, is the evidence that she did far more than that…

Jesus Origins – An overview


The first Christians did not know Jesus as a flesh-and-blood man, but only the spiritual Jesus. They believed that Christ had been crucified in heaven six hundred years before. And ever since his death, the world had been under the dominion of evil angels. But now Jesus had been reborn and resurrected spiritually through the shaman Mary. It was the beginning of the end of the world…

Three Miracles and the Thomas Code


Three miracles, all involving the creation of a prodigious amount of food or drink. Three mathematical plays on the Thomas Code. Start with Water into Wine to go through the whole series.

Water into Wine: the Thomas Code

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

The Catch of 153 Fish

The Mystery of Peter’s Cloak

The same material is available as a pdf paper.

Print and ebook versions available from Amazon and other retailers.

Introducing “The Judas War”


The Judas War explores the apocalyptic foundations of Christianity. It shows how the crucifixion account goes back to the exile of Israel and Judah. And how “Judas Iscariot” represents an ancient betrayal in a forgotten war.

Mysteries of the Crucifixion Gem

Deciphering the mysteries of the earliest known image of the crucifixion. And finding that the shaman Mary and the Thomas Code lie at its heart.

Why Mary, and not Jesus, is the Seed of David



What does Paul mean when he says that Christ has “come (or appeared) of the seed of David”? And why has someone eliminated a generation from the genealogy in Matthew? This post shows why it is Mary, and not Jesus, who is the “seed of David”.