Welcome to the new-and-improved KingDavid8.com! I finally have all of the contents from my old site transferred here, so everything should be working properly. Please let me know if you find any "dead links". My pages also have boxes where readers can leave comments and criticisms, so don't be shy.
This website is mostly aimed at providing arguments and evidence for the non-Christian, the Christian who may be struggling with what he or she believes, or those Christians who are interested in reaching out to others.
My opinions may contradict what other Christians believe, but many of my arguments are also based on arguments given by a variety of Christian sources. I especially owe a debt of gratitude to the writings of Glenn Miller, J.P. Holding, Paul Maier, Grant R. Jeffrey, Lee Strobel, and Gerald Schroeder.
Please feel free to borrow ideas or arguments of mine (since many of them were not mine to begin with). I do ask that if you quote from my site directly, to please credit me.
Jesus & Odin Parallels - A Christian Response
Odin is a Norse god, the father of Balder, and Wednesday is named after him (Wodan). He was apparently hung on a tree and pierced with a spear, as Jesus was. However, scholars believe his story dates to no earlier than the 6th century A.D., though his story may have been inspired by the Roman god Mercury. The earliest writings we have concerning Wodan date to around 950 A.D., over 900 years after Jesus' time. Therefore, there's no evidence that his story influenced Jesus'. Also, unlike Jesus, Odin didn't die in his crucifixion, but hung there for over a week before getting down. He was eventually eaten by a wolf.
Norse Mythology: Odin
Enyclopedia Mythica: Odin
Please log in to post comments. Not a member? Register. It's free!