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James the Brother of Jesus: The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls

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James was a vegetarian, wore only linen clothing, bathed daily at dawn in cold water, and was a life-long Nazirite. In this profound and provocative work of scholarly detection, eminent biblical scholar Robert Eisenman introduces a startling theory about the identity of James—the brother of Jesus, who was almost entirely marginalized in the New Testament.

Drawing on long-overlooked early Church texts and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Eisenman reveals in this groundbreaking exploration that James, not Peter, was the real successor to the movement we now call "Christianity." In an argument with enormous implications, Eisenman identifies Paul as deeply compromised by Roman contacts. James is presented as not simply the leader of Christianity of his day, but the popular Jewish leader of his time, whose death triggered the Uprising against Rome—a fact that creative rewriting of early Church documents has obscured.

Eisenman reveals that characters such as "Judas Iscariot" and "the Apostle James" did not exist as such. In delineating the deliberate falsifications in New Testament dcouments, Eisenman shows how—as James was written out—anti-Semitism was written in. By rescuing James from the oblivion into which he was cast, the final conclusion of James the Brother of Jesus is, in the words of The Jerusalem Post, "apocalyptic" —who and whatever James was, so was Jesus.

Synopsis:

In a profound and provocative work of scholarly detection, Professor Robert Eisenman establishes James--a figure marginalized in the New Testament--as the leader of all opposition groups in the Jerusalem of his day and spiritual heir--rather than Peter--to his famous brother, Jesus. of photos.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 983-1035) and index.

About the Author

Robert Eisenman is Professor of Middle East Religions and Archaeology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Judeo-Christian Origins at California State University, Long Beach; and Visiting Senior Member of Linacre College, Oxford University. The consultant to the Huntington Library in its decision to free the Scrolls, he was the leading figure in the worldwide campaign to gain access to the Scrolls. A National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, he was a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140257731
Author:
Eisenman, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
EISENMAN, ROBERT H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
History
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Dead sea scrolls
Subject:
Origin
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
James
Subject:
Paul
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
5455
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1136
Dimensions:
8.42x5.48x1.98 in. 1.93 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , In a profound and provocative work of scholarly detection, Professor Robert Eisenman establishes James--a figure marginalized in the New Testament--as the leader of all opposition groups in the Jerusalem of his day and spiritual heir--rather than Peter--to his famous brother, Jesus. of photos.

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