I’m not sure which is worse, the feckless ignorance of the mythicists or the feckless dilettantism of Mr Ellis. It’s a toss-up really. As Antonio informs us
Following 25 years of research, Ralph Ellis has discovered that Jesus was a prince of Edessa in northern Syria. The Edessan monarchs were Nazarene Jews who helped build the Temple of Jerusalem and saved Judaea from starvation during a great famine. But, just like Jesus, they were also religious and political revolutionaries who tried to take control of Judaea, but were thwarted by the Roman Army. Thus there are many links and similarities between the biblical accounts and the princes and kings of Edessa.
That coin, yeah that’s Jesus, the King of Edessa…
Sigh. Up next, a History Channel special on the ‘discovery’ no doubt.