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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Robert Eisenman

I thought I would post some info on the author of the book we have been discussing and get the horse back in front of the cart. Sorry for not having this readily available before now. This comes from the inner pages of the book:

JAMES THE BROTHER OF JESUS

Robert Eisenman, coauthor of The Facsimile Edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls and The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered, 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 Universtiy. 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.


I will be working on the introduction to this book which will make more understandable what is being conveyed here. I read this book in conjunction with my search for knowledge on the historical Jesus and Christianity in an effort to understand it. I welcome discussion but I must warn that using the Bible as justification won't get anywhere with me. To me that is no more than the claim, not proof. If you want to convince me you must go farther than that and be open minded enough to entertain books such as this one that may differ with your ideas about religion.

2 Comments:

Anonymous John W said...

Most modern Christians do not realize that the House of Judah and the Herodians were not Judahites or 'Ioudaios', which is the Greek word meaing 'men of Judah'.

The Herodian occupiers of Judea were Idumeans or Edomites, and this is why they did not accept Jesus as their redeemer.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous John W said...

Have you read "Paul as Herodian" by Eisenman?

10:06 PM  

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