The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Roots of Christianity and Islam:
Re-Erecting the Fallen Tent of David in the Land North of Damascus
Print ISBN-13: 9780991349722 / ISBN-10: 0991349725
eBook ISBN: 9781310993893
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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Roots of Christianity and Islam: Re-Erecting the Fallen Tent of David in the Land North of Damascus represents a small part of Professor Eisenman’s groundbreaking work in deciphering the hidden history and influence the Dead Sea Scrolls have had on the world’s three major religions; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in a desolate, and place called Qumran on the north-west shore of the Dead Sea, between 1946 and 1956. Over 970 documents were found in 11 caves. The scrolls have courted controversy ever since because of their Biblical and extra-Biblical content, and the question of who actually wrote theta continues to be disputed till this day.
Because the scrolls were possessively kept secret for a long time, conspiracy theories arose with some claiming that the Vatican was suppressing information found in the scrolls that was damaging to the church, á la Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. In reality, it was greed and a turf war between scholars that kept the scrolls hidden from the public—scholars wanted to be the first to interpret the texts, for obvious reasons. Today, you can view the fragments of the scrolls on the Internet.
"We said (the scrolls) should be open to anybody," said Professor Eisenman. "It should he free for anyone religious, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or whomever to look at the scrolls for themselves. And the Israelis didn't want that. They wanted their scholars to see the documents and write the principal works so that their version would be the official interpretation.”
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- The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians
- Islamic Law in Palestine and Israel: A History of the Survival of Tanzimat and Sharia in the British Mandate and the Jewish State
- James the Brother of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls Volume I
- James the Brother of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls Volume II
- James the Just and the Habakkuk Pesher
- Maccabees, Zadokites,Christians, and Qumran: A New Hypothesis Of Qumran Origins
- The New Jerusalem: A Millennium Poetic / Prophetic Travel Diario, 1959-62
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