Dead Sea Scrolls Deception

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 12, 1993 - Religion - 288 pages
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The oldest Biblical manuscripts in existence, the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves near Jerusalem in 1947, only to be kept a tightly held secret for nearly fifty more years, until the Huntington Library unleashed a storm of controversy in 1991 by releasing copies of the Scrolls. In this gripping investigation authors Baigent and Leigh set out to discover how a small coterie of orthodox biblical scholars gained control over the Scrolls, allowing access to no outsiders and issuing a strict "consensus" interpretation. The authors' questions begin in Israel, then lead them to the corridors of the Vatican and into the offices of the Inquisition. With the help of independent scholars, historical research, and careful analysis of available texts, the authors reveal what was at stake for these orthodox guardians: The Scrolls present startling insights into early Christianity -- insights that challenge the Church's version of the "facts." More than just a dramatic exposť of the intrigues surrounding these priceless documents, The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception presents nothing less than a new, highly significant perspective on Christianity.
  

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User Review  - Tanweer - Goodreads

Interesting insight but the author's personal views tainted the accuracy of certain sections or at least brought in into question Read full review

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User Review  - John Mountford - Goodreads

It won't change the world, but it will entertain you if you enjoy religious conspiracy, as I do. Worth a read. Read full review

Contents

The Scandal of the Scrolls
41
Opposing the Consensus
67
Academic Politics and Bureaucratic Inertia
84
The Onslaught of Science
99
The Inquisition Today
118
The Dilemma for Christian Orthodoxy
129
The Scrolls
138
Science in the Service of Faith
151
The Acts of the Apostles
175
JamesThe Righteous
188
Zealot Suicide
211
Notes and References
237
Bibliography
256
TheEssenes 165
266
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Michael Baigent graduated from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, Richard Leigh followed his degree from Tufts University with postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Together the authors have also written Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Messianic Legacy; and The Temple and the Lodge. Both writers live in England.

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