So I want to start by saying simply this, don’t panic. For those of you that don’t know who Joseph Atwill is let me tell you. He is a Self Professed Bible Scholar that has tried to take down Christianity before and failed.
He will not be exposing evidence that Jesus was invented, exactly what he will reveal isn’t known. This is very interesting because if he did have evidence (or even really thought he had evidence) he would be going through a peer review process before jumping into the public with a book and symposium.
He is seeking to shake the faith of a few and stir up the fervor of the skeptics and militant atheist. Atwill wrote a best seller before “Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus” was published by Ulysses Press in 2006. This book although selling a ton isn’t on the radar of academia. It is written well but not on the shelves of true Biblical Scholars or Historians as a reference. In short it has been a few years and he is looking to pad his pockets and make some noise.
Also as you may or may not have picked up on Joseph isn’t a trained biblical scholar he just claims to be. His background is in computer science.
I am placing a few links here for you incase you would like to read about his theory and some of the gaping holes that he has in them.
After the 19th there will be a huge stir and then he will be shut down again as he was in 2006-2007
As Joseph’s so-called evidence comes out, I’ll keep you updated on what sort of smoke and mirror show he is presenting as well as how the Scholars respond.
Here are a few links for your entertainment and education of people who are already showing the weakness of the Covert Messiah.