I just watched a program about Voodoo magic, one point they discussed was the Zombies. The Voodoo witchdoctors have the ability to give a person a poison that slows down the bodies system funtions so slow that even modern medical equipment can not pick it up, then a little later when no one is looking they go out dig up the "body" and resurect them. Now given this point is it at all possible? (and I know many of you will not accept that a hoax would have spawned such a movement as large as christendom) But this actually seem plausable.
Say for instance, some charismatic preacher said he was the christ returned, lets use Jerry Falwell, hypothetically. He all of a sudden states that he is god in the flesh, to prove it he says he is about to die as jesus did, then all of a sudden he does, he is rushed to the hospital and is pronounced dead, while he is awaiting embalming, he is resurected by a co-conspiriter, he walks out of the hospital, hours, even days after the death certification was made, Now how many do you think would beleive him and start a movement that he really is Christ returned?? I'm sure it would have to be a bit more elaborite, but this is a possibility, and the Jews do have the Kabalah, and some of the accounts of jesus, outside of the bible state, he was a Kabbalist, or a practicer of Egyption magic.