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Jesus in the House of the Pharaohs: The Essene Revelations on the Historical Jesus Paperback – March 15, 2004


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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (March 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430278
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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EGYPT / ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

Although it is commonly believed that Jesus lived during the first century A.D., there is no concrete evidence to support this fact from the Roman and Jewish historians who would have been his contemporaries. The Gospel writers themselves were of a later generation, and many accounts recorded in the Old Testament and Talmudic commentary refer to the coming of the Messiah as an event that had already occurred.

Using the evidence available from archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Koran, the Talmud, and biblical sources, Ahmed Osman provides a compelling case that both Jesus and Joshua were one and the same--a belief echoed by the early Church Fathers--and that this person was likewise the pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ruled Egypt between 1361 and 1352 B.C. and was regarded as the spiritual son of God. Osman contends that the Essene Christians--who followed Jesus' teachings in secret after his murder--only came into the open following the execution of their prophet John the Baptist by Herod, many centuries later. Yet it was also the Essenes who, following the death of Tutankhamun and his father Akhenaten (Moses), secretly kept the monotheistic religion of Egypt alive. The Essenes believed themselves to be the people of the New Covenant established between their Lord and thenselves by the Teacher of Righteousness, who was murdered by a wicked priest. The Dead Sea Scrolls support Osman's contention that this Teacher of Righteousness was in fact Jesus.

AHMED OSMAN was born in Cairo in 1934 and is the author of Moses and Akhenaten, Out of Egypt, and The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt. He lives in England.

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Ahmed Osman was born in Cairo in 1934 and is the author of Moses and Akhenaten, Out of Egypt, and The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt. He lives in England.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie E. Nunez on September 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
The theories put forth in this work are indeed unorthodox, yet not to be dismissed because of that. The author believes the old testament scriptures especially to be deliberately misleading for the sake of covering up the theories put forth in this book.

The author certainly did his archaeological and historical homework, but contrary to his statement in the first chapter, he obviously does not believe the old/new testament scriptures to be reliable historical work. While I appreciated the new twist on these events of the bible, I must criticise this work for the inconsistent way the old/new testament scriptures are treated as reference material for Osman's theories.

For some aspects of Osman's theories, scriptures are treated as deliberate cover-ups of the truth, while other times they are treated as supportive of Osman's theories and to be taken at face value. The author's criteria for interpreting the old/new testament passages one way or the other is unclear all the way through the book.

I respect that Osman didn't ignore the scriptural passages that conflict with his theories and made an honest attempt to deal with those inconsistencies one by one. I am only saying that some of the explanations he gives are not convincing, while many of them are very convincing.

One minor note: those looking for a thorough examination of the Essenes, their views on Jesus and the Teacher of Righteousness (as I was), this book deals only briefly with the Essenes and focuses mainly on Jewish and Egytian history.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bonam Pak on December 10, 2007
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I wouldn't have read this seeming science fiction style book, if I hadn't read Moses and Akhenaten: The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus by the same author before. Claiming that both are the very same person turned out to be convincing. But only after having read the book. Even though in this succeeding book Ahmed Osman goes quickly into that to pick up that line of thought in order to reveal yet more, I would have begged the author's pardon, if I hadn't read that prior book. I did not yet read The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt: The Secret Lineage of the Patriarch Joseph, which may help, too, in accepting this book presently reviewed. This sort of revelation simply cannot get squeezed into a pitch. The evidence will have to get presented entirely or not at all for any possibility of believing it.

That said, I find this book rather ambivalent. Sections of it are more convincing than others. The new title is a bit misleading as the majority of the book is NOT about Jesus (even less about the Essene). In 1992, this book was originally published as the more fitting "The House of the Pharaos". (I review the 2004 edition.) Only two sections focus on Jesus, in which the author avers that his mythology is based on first Joshua, then Tut-Ankh-Amun. These are the weakest parts of the book.
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I have just recently become a fan of author Osman. While some of his theories are out there, I have been intriged and amazed at both the time and research that he has put into his books. As a student of archeology and anthropolgogy, I am thrilled to finally find an author who will go out of the way and really put to tests his beliefs. I have enjoyed his earlier books, and am looking forward to his new books. T he only problem that I find in reading this authors works, is that he leaves the reader pondering more questions then ever before. I think that he does this puposely to not only encourage his fans to buy more of his books, but also to really expand the readers own ideas and beliefs. Some of Osman's earlier books are hard to find, and after having written the author, I still have not been able to find them yet.
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This was an excellent book. I would say though, that if you are an avid Christian, don't read it until you are spiritually ready for information that on the surface seems to be different from what you are used to in the Bible. One really has to look deep down within this information presented to appreciate it. There is quite a lot of evidence to back up Osman's seemingly outrageous claims. Look within yourself, look within history, look within religious writings through the ages to truly appreciate this writing. There is a lot of evidence, but it is really impossible to know EXACTLY what is true. When it comes to anything in history, especially ancient history, we depend on the writings and artworks and artifacts of others. We can only come to theories. But this theory presented in this book, is a good one. I highly recommend it if you are ready for this kind of information for yourself.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael W on March 24, 2013
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