Mathews and Morton Smith

Morton Smith argues that Jesus as a magician can be interpreted through different lenses and ultimately leaves it up to the reader to decide how she wants to interpret the incarnation of Jesus.  The baptism scene in the Gospels can be read through the lense of magic where Jesus if empowered to do magic at baptism.  It can also be interpreted that the spirit inside Jesus is evil because the spirit gets Jesus crucified.

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