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15 Shocking Things You Didn't Know About Jesus Christ

If ever there was a polarizing figure, it was good ole Jesus Christ. Some people love him, some people hate him (I think?), others really have no opinion of him whatsoever. Transcontinental wars have

But the one thing they can agree on is that Christ is our Lord and Saviour. Be it true or not, I'm not here to say. But that's one pretty important commonality between those billion+ people. I therefore trust that they, and you, are curious enough to keep on reading, and find out 15 fun facts about the [alleged!] son of God. Let's get right into it.

15 Some People Think He Was Black

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14 There Are Many Gods Born on "Christmas"

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13 He Was A Jew

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12 He Was 33 When He Died

11 "Christ" Was Not His Last Name

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10 Crucifixion Was Quite Common

9 The Romans Crucified Him

8 He Wasn't Born In A Manger

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7 The Disciples Might Have Been Teenagers

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6 The Wisemen Didn't Show Up The Day He Was Born

5 He Had Brothers And Sisters

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4 There Probably Was A Star of Bethlehem

3 He Had A Wife and Kids

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2 Christmas in January

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1 He Has Been Linked To King David

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Allow me to explain: there are many things in the Bible that may seem vaguely reminiscent. He was born in Bethlehem. He rode a donkey into town. The palm sunday story, where people waved palm leaves at Jesus as he entered Jerusalem in celebration of passover. The reason these details may seem familiar is because they recall King David, the ancient King of Biblical times. These are also things that have commonly been cited as happening to him. The reason for this is because King David's heirs, according to Jewish traditions, will inherit the Land of Israel. They are the rightful line of rulers in Jewish tradition. Therefore, in order to "legitimize" Jesus, they wanted to connect the two of them in peoples' minds.

 

Sources: Buzzfeed.com, Listverse.com, Telegraph.co.uk

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