According to history and legend the following is true.
He was born in 4 BCE. A spirit appeared to his pregnant mother, preparing her for the birth of a divine figure. His divinity was signalled by an extraordinary sign in the sky at birth. Other supernatural events were also claimed to highlight his birth.
In childhood he showed an amazing precocity for religious understanding and debate.
As an adult he travelled widely and performed many miracles – healing the sick and raising the dead have been documented. He was also renowned for his sublime teachings.
Ultimately he was arrested and tried by the Roman authorities. Many supporters believed he went to heaven and others saw him after death.
His name was … Apollonius of Tyana.
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