Those who are Jesus

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 14 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1428
  1. Sean A Spence, reader in general adult psychiatry (
  1. University of Sheffield

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    In Jerusalem in AD 62, during the Feast of the Tabernacles, the Jewish authorities were alarmed by a Jesus, “son of Ananias,” who “behaved like a prophet,” going about preaching catastrophe. This Jesus was delivered up to the Roman governor Albinus, and scourged but eventually freed, having been judged insane (see Geza Vermes's The Changing Faces of Jesus, Viking, 2000, p 280). From this we might infer two things: that the more famous Jesus of Nazareth did something apart from prophesy to warrant …

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