(If you missed Part 1, you can read it here .) Did Jesus claim to be God? Another hypothesis for the origin of Christianity is that Jesus did exist but He never claimed to be anything more than a rabbi or guru. This view claims belief He was divine developed later. It was added to the historical Jesus at a later date. At the very least, as Dr. Yamauchi already pointed out (see Part 1 ), even without considering a single New Testament writing we can be sure that Jesus was worshipped as God by the beginning of the 2nd Century. Legends require time to develop. As stories get passed from generation to generation the details change. Over subsequent tellings, and after several generations, even the mundane can become something miraculous. And not just with fishing stories ("the fish was this big!"). Was there enough time for the historical Jesus to develop into the proposed legendary Jesus before He was worshipped as God? The extra-biblical testimony demonstrates tha
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