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Caesar's Messiah

By: Joseph Atwill
Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
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Was Jesus the invention of a Roman emperor? The author of this ground-breaking book believes he was. Caesar's Messiah reveals the key to a new and revolutionary understanding of the origin of Christianity, explaining what is the New Testament, who is the real Jesus, and how Christ's second coming already occurred.

The clues leading to these startling conclusions are found in the writings of the first-century historian Flavius Josephus, whose Wars of the Jews is one of the only historical chronicles of this period. Closely comparing the work of Josephus with the New Testament Gospels, Caesar's Messiah demonstrates that the Romans directed the writing of both. Their purpose: to offer a vision of a "peaceful Messiah" who would serve as an alternative to the revolutionary leaders who were rocking first-century Israel and threatening Rome.

Similarly, Caesar's Messiah will rock our understanding of Christian history as it reveals that Jesus was a fictional character portrayed in four Gospels written not by Christians but Romans. This Flavian Signature edition adds Atwill's latest discoveries of numerous parallel events in sequence which ultimately reveal the identity of the true authors of the Gospels.

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How come no one else realize this?

So the thing that I'm wondering is why no one else realized that Josephus, Titus Flavius and his cronies concocted the New Testament? Seriously, after you listen to the first two hours or so, a bunch of stuff will start to click, but its astonishing that no one else has noticed the blatant connections between Josephus' Wars of the Jews and the Gospels. After Joseph Atwill shows you how they're connected it's pretty impossible not to see this. As another reviewer said, the case is closed: Jesus Christ is a fraud, it's just a made up story. I still believe that something created this world (I think atheism is pretty stupid) but the New Testament is a joke...and it is literally a joke. Just get the audiobook. You'll realize that the Gospels are actually a black comedy. It's satire. It's making fun of anyone who actually believes it. Much applause to Joseph Atwill for noticing all this stuff and putting all the pieces together. Shame on everyone else for not realizing we've been had by the Romans and a small group of their Jewish co-conspirators. Great narrator by the way. It was really nice to listen to.

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Strong Wake Up Call

Nobody found it odd that Jesus didn't have anything to say against slavery? I would think that would be one of the first clues that the religion is a fraud designed to pacify people...or perhaps the part about the dead coming up out of their graves and walking around town (Matthew 27:52). Funny that's there's no record of any such event ever taking place. In fact, there's no record of Jesus Christ ever existing, nor any of his apostles, but that hasn't stopped Christians from believing in the story. Which begs the question: now that Joseph Atwill has proven beyond any possible shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ is just a character that the Romans invented, are Christians going to wake up? I really don't think that's likely, but for what it's worth, I hope Mr. Atwill's work does help the world wake up from this mind-numbing religion.

I guess the real joke is that Christians have been murdering and persecuting "pagans" and "heathens" for centuries...and all along their beloved Jesus Christ was no more real than Mickey Mouse or Scooby-Doo.

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A bold challenge to the core of Christianity

Have you listened to any of John Alan Martinson Jr.’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time i have listened to John Alan Martinson Jr.'s narration. His delivery is deliberate and measured. The deep and authoritative tone of his voice and the subtle inflection he employs endeared me as the listener, taking me deeper into the content of the book. These quality's helped me immensely as i am by no means an expert on the topic.

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This was a highly compelling read, filled with theories and ideas that make a lot of sense.
I found it an informative and exciting work.

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Not convinced

Sorry but this evidence doesn’t seem concrete. The author is a huge conspiracy theorist on subjects other than Christianity, which makes me hesitant to believe him. Book was too long and all “theory,” or “parallels,” no smoking gun evidence.

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Worst Reading Ever

The narrator is awful. I roll my eyes every couple of minutes listening to him. If it weren't for the fact that I want to hear the content, it would make me give up on this book.

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Christianity was created by Jews and Romans to control people? That wasn't hard to see coming a mile away.

I've been saying this for years, but the only difference now is Joseph Atwill's unbeatable evidence proving the fact.

Christianity makes people docile and willing to submit to their masters, no matter how corrupt and evil they are.

The lie of Christianity actually protects itself, because once a person becomes a Christian, their religion demands that they shutdown their mind and stop questioning.

I'd really like to see someone try to argue against Joseph's mountain of evidence.

Christianity is finished, thanks to Joseph Atwill, who has provided us the cure for the virus that turns people into unthinking "walking dead."

Have you listened to any of John Alan Martinson Jr.’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

John's vocals are rich and professional as always.

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Pay no Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

I cannot imagine how it's possible that Christianity has survived Joseph Atwill's book, but I sense it's because a lot of religious folks are in a perpetual state of denial. It's not really about facts for them, as much as it's about how their imaginary friend makes them feel.

I'm hoping Atwill follows this up...and sticks with this narrator. Great job!

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My Favorite Book So Far

Love this book. I'm a non believer who has respect for Christianity in general. Reading this really cemented a lot suspicions regarding the creation of Christianity and it really illuminates what will feel like "the obvious" after you've read this book. 3 thumbs up.

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not very good (seems almost satirical)

The author of this books seems to have an agenda. I find it strange that he would not blame the JEWS for creating Christianity instead of blaming a Roman emperor of the Flavian dynasty. His arguments regarding "the code" symbolisms' are beyond exhausting and really ridiculous at times( as if this book is more like a 'satire' of a real argument, that Christianity was indeed an invention, though, not by the Romans as much as the Jews themselves). Also, i wonder why he would also write that one of the goals of Christianity was to create "anti semitism' (..hmm...that seems like a 'clue/code word' there that makes me wonder if he happens to be jewish author perhaps?), and this tedious , nonsensical series of arguments he puts forth seems to me a waste of time. I am sure there are better books out there (or hopefully, some day there will be) on similar subject written in a more coherent , serious way.

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MUST LISTEN

The method storytelling that was used to create the fiction character Jesus Christ is called typology. Everyone knows (or should know) that Superman is really Jesus Christ, and there are many other characters that we see in Hollywood that are based on Jesus Christ or some other biblical character. It's not new that people are using this form of storytelling, but what is new that nobody ever realized that Jesus Christ is also just a character based off of other characters. Sure, we've known that Jesus has parallels to Moses, but Joseph Atwill proves that Jesus' ministry perfectly aligns with the military campaign of Titus Flavius. Along with many other clues, Atwill has proven that Jesus Christ is nothing but a character concocted in the minds of the Flavians and Alexanders, with the help of Josephus. This is a must listen, and the narrator did a fantastic job bringing this information to life. Joseph Atwill has done the world a real service. Thank you.

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  • 02-06-21

Riveting read

Extraordinary ideas compellingly written. The delivery however grated on my ears and nerves. I bought the book on kindle and read it myself.

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  • 12-25-20

Fanciful

As Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman put it in his aptly titled blog post on the (then pending) release of Caesar’s Messiah: “More Conspiracy Nonsense”.

What struck me most at the conclusion of this book was not the compelling nature of Atwill’s arguments, but the absence of them.

Atwill’s “argument” is based on a mixture of coincidence and reading meaning into Biblical passages to uncover hidden “meanings” and “logic puzzles”. In other words, the same sort of mental gymnastics conspiracy theorist engage in.

Atwill’s argument is further undermined by a failure to acknowledge the well-established editorial work the Bible has undergone since its various components were written. These issues are then compounded with what can only be descried as a flawed understanding of probability.

All in all, I consider the book an imaginative work of fiction. Best to avoid if you’re looking for serious Biblical scholarship, but you might find it entertaining if you enjoy pulling apart conspiracy theories.

The narrator, who does an excellent job, is to be commended for seeing the project through.