The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth

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Prometheus Books, Publishers, 1992 - History - 252 pages
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The late John Allegro, the only humanist scholar given access to the scrolls, presents translations and analyses of the manuscripts in his charge, and expounds upon his controversial ideas regarding the historical authenticity of Jesus, and the role played by the myths of the Essene community in the development of Christianity.

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User Review  - shieldwolf - LibraryThing

Being A big Allegro Fan, I was disappointed in this interpretation on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Not because I doubted His accuracy, in fact, I believe his is one of the more accurate of all the ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

A scholarly study of the essenes and gnostics through some and their writings, particularly the dead sea scrolls. Though Allegro's presentation was often engaging and full of insightful points for any ... Read full review


Preface to the First Revised Edition
The Essene Library
The Lion of Wrath

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