The Jesus=Zeus Myth
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I am attaching a short article on the Jesus=Zeus myth. I happen to be Greek and the whole idea sounds strange because, as I try to point out, there is no relation between the two names in the Greek language, only in English. Feel free to publish it on your website if you want, I leave it up to you.
The Jesus Zeus Myth
One of the common accusations against the name Jesus in the Sacred Name movement is that the Greek form Ιησους, from which the English “Jesus” ultimately derives, is a Greek corruption that aims to invoke Zeus. The main argument in support of this assertion is the similarity in sound between the last syllable of the English form “Je-sus” and the sound of the name Zeus. The theory is propounded in a number of Sacred Name publications including the dictionary at the end of The Scriptures, a “restored” version of the Bible published by the so-called Institute for Scripture Research, and Lew White’s “best-seller” Fossilized Customs.