The Old Switcheroo

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

In the original Latin version of the Bible, Jesus and Satan are the same character. Jesus turns into Satan (and vice versa) by drinking a potion. Near the end of the story, He loses the recipe and is stuck as Satan for all eternity.

It's no small wonder that they changed it for the English version. Although it's a great story, it isn't much to base a religion around.

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Blogger duffytoler said...

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12:02 PM  
Blogger duffytoler said...

The original story survived as part of the gnostic gospels, and then eventually became what we know today as the story of "Jekyll and Hyde". The word Jekyll was latin for Jesus, and Hyde came from the greek word "Hydameon" - devil. Jesus ability to heal the sick was the reason Jekyll was a doctor in the adaptation.

12:07 PM  
Blogger jackta101 said...

Could you please post links to sources of evidence. That is a statement that requires some backing up.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Batiuk(89) and Ayers(75) have the most exhaustive discussions of the phenomenon. You could also check out the Biblum Romanica for yourself, of course you'd have to be able to read Latin for that.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Ole said...

Funny, this is the first I've heard of the Bible originally being in Latin, rather than in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.

Though apparently there are some theories of the gospel according to Marc being originally in Latin.

5:04 PM  

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