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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 exposand#233; of the intrigues surrounding these priceless documents, andlt;Iandgt;The Dead Sea Scrolls Deceptionandlt;/Iandgt; presents nothing less than a new, highly significant perspective on Christianity.

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Through a careful study of the scrolls, historical analysis, and interviews w ith scholars, the authors establish a view of Christianity that challenges the Church's adamantly defended "facts". Photographs.

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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 exposé of the intrigues surrounding these priceless documents, The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception presents nothing less than a new, highly significant perspective on Christianity.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Michael Baigentandlt;/Bandgt; 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 andlt;Iandgt;Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Messianic Legacy;andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Temple and the Lodge.andlt;/Iandgt; Both writers live in England.

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Contents

Acknowledgments

Map of Qumran and the Dead Sea

Preface

I THE DECEPTION

1 The Discovery of the Scrolls

2 The International Team

3 The Scandal of the Scrolls

4 Opposing the Consensus

5 Academic Politics and Bureaucratic Inertia

II THE VATICAN'S REPRESENTATIVES

6 The Onslaught of Science

7 The Inquisition Today

III THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

8 The Dilemma for Christian Orthodoxy

9 The Scrolls

10 Science in the Service of Faith

11 The Essenes

12 The Acts of the Apostles

13 James 'The Righteous'

14 Zeal for the Law

15 Zealot Suicide

16 Paul — Roman Agent or Informer?

Postscript

Notes and References

Bibliography

Index

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KIER8, March 15, 2009 (view all comments by KIER8)
Most of us would not even dream of attempting to read even one ancient Hebrew or Aramaic manuscript. Imagine a whole library. Although the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 it is only recently that they have been exhibited and made available in English translation. It is fun to read the facinating story of this slow process that had many twists and turns in Michael Biagent and Richard Leigh's "Dead Sea Scrolls Deception".
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ISBN:
9780671797973
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Leigh, Richard
Author:
Leigh, Richard
Author:
Baigent, Michael
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Dead sea scrolls
Subject:
Current world affairs
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
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B102
Series Volume:
1810
Publication Date:
April 1993
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
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English
Illustrations:
3 8PP B/W PHOTO INSERTS
Pages:
288
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9.25 x 6.12 in 16.52 oz

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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 exposé 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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