1.CARMEN CHRISTI(Son of Messiah,Latin)(45-50 AD)
It is a hymn-creed of early christians,in PHILIP 2:6-11(it says 3X Jesus is God and DIED on CROSS).
2.Q(or gospel of Q)(50 AD):
It is 230 verses/50 sayings that are COMMON to MATT-LUKE,absent from MARK.
Q has the SIGN OF JONAH saying in:
a.Luke 11:29-32:SON OF MAN will show SIGN of JONAH.
b.MATT 16:4:only says SIGN of JONAH,Son of Man phrase is absent.
c.MATT 12:39-40:SON of MAN will be 3 days and 3 nights in “HEART of EARTH.”
3.The 1 Corinthians15:3-7 creed(from 33-38 AD)
It was held by first disciples,it has Jesus died,buried and rose on 3rd day.It’s very early origin was formulated by SKEPTICAL scholars.
It is directed to JEWS in JERUSALEM,internal evidence says it’s from BEFORE 70 AD(HEBREWS 13:10-11 has Temple still there with High Priest).It says Jesus DIED.Also equates HOLY SPIRIT with GOD(HEBR 3:7-10 cites PSALM 95:7-11,directed to God,and says it’s about the Holy Spirit).
5.PRE-MARCAN PASSION NARRATIVE
Several scholars say content of chapters 14-16 of MARK are very early,one Marcan specialist put it at 37 AD,it was RUDOLPH PESCH.So?Chapters 14-16 says Jesus DIED and RESURRECTED.
There is debate is whether they existed before or after 70 AD.For those who prefer before 70 AD,this Jewish-Palestinian group also believed Jesus DIED and RESURRECTED
The Muslim Claim
SHABIR ALLY says “the earliest material(he rejects 1 COR 15,saying in effect,Paul invented it)the gospel of Q does NOT say Jesus died because it has the SIGN of JONAH and Jonah didn’t die”.
BURIAL CUSTOM IN PALESTINE
From 30 BC to 70 AD the Jews there would put a dead body in a CAVE,covered with cloth.
One year later they would get the BONES and put them in a BONE-BOX(ossuary).We have 1,000 ossuaries,of which 200 have names.They did NOT dig a hole,put earth over the body,put it UNDER GROUND(in the HEART of the EARTH),put it in a GRAVE.
IN THE HEART OF EARTH
Here is a link to show the contents of Q:
MATT 12:39-40 has the SON of MAN(Messiah) to be in the “HEART of the EARTH” for 3 days and 3 nights.
Jews then did not put the dead in a grave.Using the phrase “HEART of EARTH”Jesus was saying he would REALLY be DEAD.No waking up from a COMMA in a cave allowed.Shabir Ally lacks knowledege,after 20 years research,or otherwise.So Q does say Jesus died,not what Shabir Ally says in debate after debate using Q in his argument.
DID JONAH DIE?
It could be.He was in a big fish for 3 days and he says he was “in the BELLY of SHEOL”(Jonah 2:3).SHEOL is the LAND of the DEAD.Either he was using a metaphor or really died and was resurrected.This can also go in favor of SIGN of JONAH meaning really dying.
THE MOST POPULAR RELIGIOUS SONG IN ENGLISH:
It is “Trading my Sorrows”,also called “Yes,Lord”.Beautiful,check it out: