1. Jesus' name translated from Hebrew to English would be 'Joshua'. We get the name 'Jesus' by translating the Hebrew name to Greek to Latin to English.
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  2. Judas sold Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months' pay of a working man.
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  3. Most scholars say Jesus never viewed himself as creating a new religion per se, just reforming Judaism.
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  4. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament.
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  5. Jesus never talks about homosexuality in the Bible.
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  6. There's no physical description of Jesus in the Bible.
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  7. There is a "Gospel of Judas" not found in the Bible that speaks of Judas as the only one of Jesus' disciples who fully understood his teachings. He turned Jesus over to the Romans because Jesus asked him to.
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  8. There is a sect, offshoot of Christianity, that believes Jesus is currently living in China as a Chinese woman.
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  9. There's an empty place
    next to Muhammad's Tomb,
    Islam's main Prophet,
    reserved for Jesus.
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  10. A 62-foot Jesus statue built by a megachurch was destroyed by a lightning strike and subsequent fire.
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  11. Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Muhammad.
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  12. 73% of Americans believe that Jesus was born of a virgin.
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  13. At least 20 million people died during the Taiping Rebellion in China, led by a man who claimed to be the brother of Jesus, and who attempted to impose a theocracy based on his interpretation of Christianity.
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  14. While filming "The Passion of the Christ," 2 people were struck by lightning including the actor who played Jesus.
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  15. A statue of Jesus in India had water mysteriously dripping from its toes. Worshipers would collect and sometimes drink it. The source of the water was later found to be a clogged toilet near the statue.
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  16. Christian Atheists believe in the teachings of Christ but not that they were divinely inspired. They see Jesus as a humanitarian and philosopher rather than the "son of God."
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