The Dead Sea Scrolls And The First Christians
Essays And TranslationsBook - 1997
This work challenges the established interpretations of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the traditional views of the origins of Christianity. By the author of The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered, this book goes back to Qumran on the Dead Sea for further exploration of Christianity's formative years. Included in the book are new translations of the Qumran documents, that until now have only been available to scholars, that present a more accurate view of the times. A picture of a nationalistic, xenophobic, militant Messianic Movement in Palestine during the first century AD is presented, which is very different from the current way Christianity is viewed. Archaeology, palaeography and carbon-14 dating are rigorously criticised, and in the process, the book challenges establishment conceptions and reveals startling information about the first Christians, the Righteous Teacher, and the apocalyptic documents of the time.
Publisher: Rockport : 1997
Branch Call Number: ANF 296.155 EISE
Characteristics: 449 p. : ill. ; 24 cm