The first text of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can be traced back to as early as 3150 BC.The origins of Judaism lie in the Bronze Age polytheistic Ancient Semitic religions, specifically Canaanite religion, a syncretization with elements of Babylonian religion and of the worship of Yahweh reflected in the early prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible.The text of the Hebrew Bible was redacted into its extant form in this period and possibly also canonized as well.Rabbinic Judaism developed during Late Antiquity, during the 3rd to 6th centuries CE; the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud were compiled in this period.From the 5th century BCE until 70 CE, Israelite religion developed into the various theological schools of Second Temple Judaism, besides Hellenistic Judaism in the diaspora.Second Temple Judaism was significantly influenced by Zoroastrianism.I decided to follow up on these claims and see what kind of information was out there to substantiate these assertions.
While so many religious texts from pagan religions have unfortunately been lost forever, we managed to preserve and restore some texts that pre-date The Bible and you can find some examples below.
I also found several interesting books on the subject, such as The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ by Kersey Graves, and The Christ Conspiracy, and Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled by Acharya S.
As a non-christian, I am approaching this topic purely as an interested observer.
I am assuming half of the people who read this will automatically say the claims are false and the other half will say they are true.
The truth I found is that it is difficult to know for sure.