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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.

Product Specifications

Author
Robert H. Eisenman
Binding
Paperback
CatalogNumberList
  • XM-014025773X POXM-014025773X
EAN
9780140257731
EANList
  • 0051488028000 9780140257731
Edition
Reprint
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ISBN
014025773X
ItemDimensions
  • 840 hundredths-inches
  • 550 hundredths-inches
  • 193 Hundredths Pounds
  • 250 hundredths-inches
Label
Penguin Books
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Penguin Books
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
1136
PackageDimensions
  • 210 hundredths-inches
  • 850 hundredths-inches
  • 145 Hundredths Pounds
  • 550 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
1998-03-01
Publisher
Penguin Books
ReleaseDate
1998-03-01
Studio
Penguin Books
Title
James the Brother of Jesus: The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls
UPC
051488028000
UPCList
  • 051488028000
isbn-13-20
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