Shape-Shifting Jesus Described in Ancient Egyptian Text
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Summary

March 13, 2013: A newly discovered text from Egypt has an alternate telling of the Last Supper and the last days of Jesus. The text was allegedly written by one St. Cyril who lived in Jerusalem in the 4th century and then stowed in the library of the Monastery of St. Michael in the Egyptian desert near present-day al-Hamuli. After the monastery closed in the 12th century, it was only rediscovered in 1910 and then purchased by J.P. Morgan in 1912.

The text alleges that the "Last Supper" scene described in the normal Bible was actually on Tuesday instead of Thursday, while the real Last Supper of Jesus was with Pontius Pilate, where Jesus demonstrates that he could escape at any time he wants by becoming incorporeal. Furthermore, the reason for the kiss of Judas is thus:

"Then the Jews said to Judas: How shall we arrest him [Jesus], for he does not have a single shape but his appearance changes. Sometimes he is ruddy, sometimes he is white, sometimes he is red, sometimes he is wheat coloured, sometimes he is pallid like ascetics, sometimes he is a youth, sometimes an old man …" This leads Judas to suggest using a kiss as a means to identify him. If Judas had given the arresters a description of Jesus he could have changed shape. By kissing Jesus Judas tells the people exactly who he is.

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Game and Story Use

  • The Merovingian dynasty is often believed to have the blood of Jesus. Might they have inherited his shape-shifting powers as well?
  • Proves that FanFic is a lot older than most people think…
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