James, the Brother of Jesus

The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls
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Product Number: DD22996
Released: Feb 29, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504680363
Narrator/s: Bob Souer
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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 documents, 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.

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Author(s): Robert Eisenman
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Feb 29, 2016

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Author(s): Robert Eisenman
Narrator(s): Bob Souer
Genre: Religion, History
Product Number Z100017052
Released: Feb 29, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504680301

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