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Did Jesus answer fan mail?
Dr. James Corke-WebsterDr. James Corke-WebsterHD, subtitles, Q&ATranscript47m
The Abgar Legend tells the story of the King of Osroene, who (it's said) got into a correspondence with Jesus. Are these letters real?

If you are rich and suffering from serious illness today, you can afford to call in the best doctors from around the world. Now go back 2000 years, and imagine being ill when mortality rates were much, much worse. What if you heard of a miraculous Palestinian preacher handing out healings? You'd write to him as soon as possible. But would he write back?

Join James Corke-Webster in this stunning talk on the Abgar Legend, the story of the King of Osroene who not only wrote to Jesus asking to be cured but who received a letter – and more – in return. Maybe. Are these letters real? And if not, why were they invented?

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In a similar vein, do you think the similarities between the story of Jesus's birth and Mithras's birth were down to contemporary historians / leaders trying to win over the army to Christianity?
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This story is amazing. Is it unusual, or are they other similar hoax stories from the same period?
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Such a unique take on the topic, and a healthy dose of humour! Thanks James, I'll be back for the next one. Christiana

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