In this concluding volume of James the Brother of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls II: The Damascus Code, the Tent of David, the New Covenant, and the Blood of Christ, renowned biblical scholar Robert Eisenman compresses in a more reader-friendly format the results of previous work, creating a more comprehensive picture of Jesusa brother James as athe pivotal Opposition Leadera of the time leading up to the War against Rome (66-70 CE). Is there an interconnecting code between the New Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls? Eisenman a who broke the Scrolls monopoly and was the first to identify the so-called aJames Ossuarya as fraudulent a shows that there is. Moreover, in this newly-revised volume, he adecodesa many beloved and famous sayings of the Gospels, such as aEvery plant which My Heavenly Father has not planted shall be uprooted, aaA man shall not be known by what goes into his mouth but by what comes out of it, aaDo not throw Holy Things to dogsa, etc. including chapters like aThe Dogs who Licked Poor Lazarusa Soresa or aRabbi Eliezeras Bad Breath and Lazarusa Stinking Bodya. In identifying the Scrolls as the literature of athe Messianic Movement in Palestinea; he not only connects aJames the Brother of Jesusa to the Leadership of aEarly Christianitya in Palestine, but also to qthe Righteous Teachera in the Scrolls. Offering a point-by-point analysis of James' relationship to the Habakkuk Commentary, The Damascus Document, The War Scroll, etc., he also illumines the subjects qthe Pella Flight and raising the Fallen Tent of Davida, aPaul as an Herodian, aathe Wilderness Camps, a and aPeteraas role as aa prototypical Essenea but in Acts as a mouthpiece for anti-Semitism. In doing so he, not only clarifies the true history of Palestine in the First Century, but deciphers the way athe picturea of aJesusa was put together in the Gospels and, as a consequence, what can be known about the real aJesusa. He also covers subjects like athe New Covenant in the Land of Damascusa and Paulas attack on James on the Temple steps, extending it to the competition between Paul and athe Party of Jamesa over aCircumcisiona in Antioch and the conversion of Queen Helen Adiabene and her sons in Northern Syria, who led the afamine reliefa effort ascribed to Paul in Acts. Moreover, he will show the figure of James to have been so influential and highly-regarded in the Jerusalem of his day that his death was the capstone event leading up to the Jewish Revolt against Rome. In making these arguments and exposing actual aoverwritesa, a crucial new point that emerges is his identification of the Qumran document called by scholars aMMTa as a aJamesiana Letter to athe Great King of the Peoples beyond the Euphrates.a At the same time, he unravels the real acodea behind the pivotal New Testament allusion: aThis is the Cup of the New Covenant in My Blood, a connecting it to athe New Covenant in the Land of Damascusa and agiving the Cup of the Right Hand of the Lord ( qthe Cup of Divine Wratha) to drinka in both the Damascus Document and Habakkuk Pesher in the Scrolls. Did Paul know the meaning of the famous Damascus Document (discovered in Cairo in the Nineteenth Century) ato set the Holy Things up according to their precise specificationsaa or the reverse of it, as Peter is presented as being made to understand by aa Voice out of Heavena and aa Tableclotha descending out of it aato make no distinctions between Holy and profaneaa on a rooftop in Gaza? In this series, Eisenmanas revelations will extend far beyond these examples. James the Brother of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, both I and II, will complete the task of rescuing James from the oblivion into which he was cast, either intentionally or via benign neglect. His conclusion will, therefore, definitively bear on the problem of athe Historical Jesusa: aWho and whatever James was, so was Jesus.a Eisenmanas many readers will not be disappointed.... exactly in the manner of a#39;the Poora#39; in the a#39;Nakdimona#39;/a#39;Jesus ben Gamalaa#39; stories above.40 In this picture in Mark 11:7 too, ... but it basically shows the interchangeability of all these expressions) and the a#39;ten lepersa#39; of Luke 17:12 turn into, anbsp;...
|Title||:||James the Brother of Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls|
|Publisher||:||Grave Distractions Pub. - 2012-09-19|