The Jesus Papers

The Jesus Papers

Exposing the Greatest Cover-up in History

Book - 2006
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Despite--or rather because of--all the veneration that has surrounded the figure of Jesus for centuries, historian Baigent asserts that Jesus and his death have been heavily mythologized. Using his access to hidden archives, secret societies, Masonic records, and the private collections of antiquities traders and their moneyed clients, he explores the religious and political climate in which Jesus was born and raised, examining not only the conflicts between the Romans and the Jews, but the strife within the different factions of the Jewish Zealot movement. He chronicles the migrations of Jesus's family, his exposure to other cultures, and the events, teachings, and influences that were most likely to have shaped his early years. Baigent also uncovers the inconsistencies and biases in the accounts of the major historians of Jesus's time, including Josephus, Pliny, and Tacitus. Their enduring influence reveals that spin is not a new phenomenon.--From publisher description.
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSan Francisco, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060827137
Branch Call Number: 232.9 Bai
Characteristics: xiv, 321 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.


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Nov 29, 2018

This book is a fraud. It doesn't reveal the identity of "the papers" until the very end, after interminatable pages about archeological excavations in Italy that have little connection to the main theme. And it turns out that most of "the papers" are still unavailable for research and publication.

Aug 04, 2014

I thought that this book would actually share those papers (if such papers exist), but it seems to be giving more about those times and what life was like back then.

Jul 05, 2006

It was ok. The first half was interesting (the research)but the conclusions are pretty questionable.


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