He had to come through Syria...
Greek myth includes a number of heroes who have double parentage — one divine father, one mortal father — Herakles is an example (son of both Zeus and Amphitryon), also Theseus (son of both Poseidon and Aegeus) — for that matter, Alexander the Great was the son of Philip of Macedon and also the son of Zeus. I’ve wondered if the double parentage of Jesus is a reflection of Greek ideas migrating into early Christianity.
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