Caesar's Messiah by Joseph Atwill - Proven

GIVEN: Mostly 1st century literature comprising mainly New Testament Gospels and the works of Josephus as English translations (occasionally calling upon the original Greek words) with occasional reference to the Old Testament and other works for knowledge of the period in question. Both sets of literature were completed following the 70 CE destruction of Jerusalem.
NEEDED: Solve the identity of the Gospel's authors, the origin of Christianity and the Catholic Church, and why it was created.

Obvious Parallels - Verbatim

The Christ that preached the gospel (euaggelion)
“You are the Christ, the Son of God!”..
but He said to them, "I must preach the good news ("euaggelion") of the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.

Luke 4:41,43

So he sent away his son Titus to [the other] Caesarea, that he might bring the army that lay there to Scythopolis.

Wars of the Jews, 3, 9, 446

Hereupon Titus sent one of his horsemen to his father and let him know the good news ("euaggelion") of what he had done.

Wars of the Jews, 3, 10, 503

 
Binding and loosening
... "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Matt 16:19 (same place as Luke 9:18-20)

"O father, it is but just that the scandal [of a prisoner] should be taken off Josephus, together with his iron chain. For if we do not barely loose his bonds, but cut them to pieces, he will be like a man that had never been bound at all."

Wars of the Jews, 4, 10, 628-629

 
 
Divide the group 3 for 2
Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three.

Luke 12:51-53

These followers of John also did now seize upon this inner temple, and upon all the warlike engines therein, and then ventured to oppose Simon. And thus that sedition, which had been divided into three factions, was now reduced to two.

Wars of the Jews, 5, 3, 104-105

 
Cut down the fruit tree
... ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’”

Luke 13:7-9

But Titus, intending to pitch his camp nearer to the city ...
So they threw down all the hedges and walls which the inhabitants had made about their gardens and groves of trees, and cut down all the fruit trees that lay between them and the wall of the city ...

Wars of the Jews 5, 3, 106-107

 
How to build a tower
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?

Luke 14:28-30

Titus went round the city on the outside with some chosen horsemen, and looked about for a proper place where he might make an impression upon the walls; but as he was in doubt where he could possibly make an attack on any side, (for the place was no way accessible where the valleys were, and on the other side the first wall appeared too strong to be shaken by the engines,) he thereupon thought it best to make his assault upon the monument of John the high priest; for there it was that the first fortification was lower, and the second was not joined to it, the builders neglecting to build strong where the new city was not much inhabited; here also was an easy passage to the third wall, through which he thought to take the upper city, and, through the tower of Antonia ...

Wars of the Jews, 5, 6, 258-260

 
The triumphal entrance and the stones that cried out
And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

Luke 19:39-42

... accordingly the watchmen that sat upon the towers gave them notice when the engine was let go, and the stone came from it, and cried out aloud, in their own country language, THE SON COMETH so those that were in its way stood off, and threw themselves down upon the ground; by which means, and by their thus guarding themselves, the stone fell down and did them no harm. But the Romans contrived how to prevent that by blacking the stone, who then could aim at them with success, when the stone was not discerned beforehand, as it had been till then; and so they destroyed many of them at one blow.

Wars of the Jews 5, 6, 272-273

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