Is the story of Jesus based on other prophets before him?

Horus

Born 3000 B.C, 25th December

Egyptian God

Born of a virgin (Isis-Merion =Mary)

His father was called “Seb” = Joseph

Adorned by 3 Kings

Star in the east

Teacher at the age of 12

Baptized at the age of 30

Had 12 disciples

Preformed miracles i.e. Healing the sick, walking on water etc...

Known as “the lamb of God/ the light” etc...

Betrayed & Crucified

Dead for 3 days

And thus resurrected

Attis

Born 1700 B.C, 25th December

Greek God

Born of a virgin (Nana)

Star in the east

Teacher at the age of 12

Baptized at the age of 30

Had 12 disciples

Preformed miracles i.e. Healing the sick, walking on water etc...

Known as “the lamb of God/ the light” etc...

Betrayed & Crucified

Dead for 3 days

And thus resurrected on March 25

Mithra

Born 1200 B.C, 25th December

Persian God

Born of a virgin

His birth was attended by shepherds bearing gifts

Star in the east

Worshiped on Sundays

Baptized at the age of 30

Had 12 disciples

Preformed miracles i.e. Healing the sick, walking on water etc...

Known as “the Good Shepherd/ the light” etc...

Betrayed & Crucified

Dead for 3 days

And thus resurrected

Krishna

Born 900 B.C, 25th December

Indian God

Born of a virgin (Devaki)

Adorned by 3 Kings

Star in the east

Teacher at the age of 12

Was a Carpenter

Baptized at the age of 30

Had 12 disciples

Preformed miracles i.e. Healing the sick, walking on water etc...

Known as “the lamb of God/ the light” etc...

Betrayed & Crucified

Dead for 3 days

And thus resurrected

Zoroaster/Zarathustra

Born 628 B.C, 25th December

Iranian Prophet

Born of a virgin (“immaculate conception by a ray of divine reason.”)

He astounded wise men with his wisdom

Star in the east

He began his ministry at age 30

Had 12 disciples

Preformed miracles i.e. Healing the sick, walking on water etc...

Known as “the lamb of God/ the light” etc...

He was slain

He had a sacred cup or grail.

And thus resurrected

Zoroaster’s followers expected a “second coming” in the virgin-born Saoshynt or Savior

Jesus Christ

Born 4 B.C, Month unknown, (Celebrated on the 25th December)

Christian God

Born of a virgin (Mary)

Adorned by 3 Kings

Star in the east

Teacher at the age of 12

Was also a Carpenter

Baptized at the age of 30 and started his ministry

Had 12 disciples

Preformed miracles i.e. Healing the sick, walking on water, turned water into wine, etc...

Known as “the lamb of God/ the light” etc...

Betrayed & Crucified

Dead for 3 days

And thus resurrected

Dionysus

Born 200 A.D, 25th December

Greek God

Born of a virgin

Star in the east

Teacher at the age of 12

Baptized at the age of 30

Had 12 disciples

Preformed miracles i.e. Healing the sick, Turning water into wine etc...

Known as “the king of kings/ the Alpha & Omega” etc...

Betrayed & Crucified

Dead for 3 days

And thus resurrected

Is this just a big co-incidence or was Jesus based on other Religions prophets? Whats your opinion?

Update:

Ha ok, just change the word prophet to god as your reading it.

Update 2:

No guys I didn't see the Zeitgeist movie or what ever it is. I just came across some of this stuff on different web sites.

Update 3:

Tuberoot: I'm not going to ignore your answer. I have read it and gave you thumbs up. Lol Happy

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes you are correct if you look at Jesus from the Christian perspective. Try doing that with what Islam says about Jesus.

    Zietgiest shows you 2 rights and 1 wrong, the Religion part is wrong, Jesus did exist, but the accounts of him in Christianity have been corrupted. The rest of the movie is correct. Zietgiest only looks at what the Christians say about Jesus not Islam....

    Thats why I believe Jesus was a Prophet and Not a God.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There has been a lot added to Zoroastrianism. Some of it you posted as truth about that religion. When I read through my sources on the original religion of Zarathrustrianism, there wasn't anything about him being born of a virgin, having 12 disciples, walking on water,turning water into wine, being called the Lamb of God, being a carpenter, being a teacher at the age of 12, being adorned by 3 kings during his childhood, healing the sick (except for some horses of an Iranian prince), BEING CRUCIFIEd (he died when he was captured by the people who he was inciting a religious war against), wasn't resurrected 3 days after being slain.

    So your source is rather faulty I would say.

    Of course, you will not like this answer, and will ignore it.

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  • 3 years ago

    33:40. Muhammad in basic terms isn't the daddy of any of your adult males, yet (he's) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has finished awareness of all concerns. Ahmadies are made burdened from the which skill of " Khaatam Annabiyyeen" - The seal of the prophets, this is translated as, - A seal OR as - A rubber stamp this "rubber stamp" translation suits to Ahmadies , even with the undeniable fact that this is going to might desire to be an offence to our enjoyed prophet Sall Allah o Elehe Wassallam.

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  • 1 decade ago

    And yet you didn't even bother to look up a single "fact" on this page?

    In short, no. 90% of the things listed here are patently false, as can be confirmed by simply tracing back the footnotes.

    I'll just look at one, but the others follow suit:

    Mithra

    Born 1200 B.C, 25th December - There is not a single historical record of Mithra being born on December 25th. Not one, in all extent literature on the subject.

    Persian God - Yes, sort of. There are actually three gods bearing this name. Unfortunately, the one you are talking about was Roman, not Persian, and all extent information was written centuries after the dawn of Christianity.

    Born of a virgin - No, born out of the face of a cliff.

    His birth was attended by shepherds bearing gifts - No record of any shepherds present at his birth.

    Star in the east - No record of any star in the east.

    Worshiped on Sundays - The only record of Sunday worship is appears nearly 200 years after the first recorded custom of Christians worshiping on Sundays, and even this account was actually written by a Christian.

    Baptized at the age of 30 - No record of Mithra being baptized.

    Had 12 disciples - No, he had 3 disciples.

    Preformed miracles i.e. Healing the sick, walking on water etc. - Miracles, yes. No record of walking on water.

    Known as “the Good Shepherd/ the light” etc. - This might be true- I don't know.

    Betrayed & Crucified - He wasn't crucified. In fact, there is no record of him dying at all. He was known for killing a bull.

    Dead for 3 days - See above.

    And thus resurrected - See above.

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  • 1 decade ago

    For any other virgin-born saviors you mentioned except Jesus, read the comments on my Bible Survey #1 and #3. I still have to read the Book of the Dead and Avesta to confirm if those infos are true about Horus and Zarathustra, tho.

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  • 1 decade ago

    LOL, what did you do, just watch the crappy "zeitgeist" movie? First off, dionysus was not considered a profit. secondly, attis and horus were the same incarnation. That aside, the basic answer is yes. The Christian prophet drew heavily from previous religions and cults. The devils horns come from Zues-amon, the pitch fork comes from saturn, and december 25th is not jesus's b-day, it's the ancient "Saturnalia" celebrated by the romans.

    Surprise, religion is full of ****. LOL

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  • COA
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    1 decade ago

    Not to be blasphemous, but I think God has attempted to reach mankind via His messengers throughout the ages.

    Source(s): My church is Christ.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Add Pagan mythology to Judaism, take out a few of the restrictions, and you've got christianity. Oh, goody.....

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your examples are correct, but I wouldn't consider them prophets, per se (with the exception of Zoroaster).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you got this from Zeitgeist, some of their figures are wrong.

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