- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (April 12, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780671797973
- ISBN-13: 978-0671797973
- ASIN: 0671797972
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 61 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #668,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dead Sea Scrolls Deception Paperback – April 12, 1993
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About the Author
Michael Baigent graduated from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, Richard Leigh followed his degree from Tufts University with postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Together the authors have also written Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Messianic Legacy; and The Temple and the Lodge. Both writers live in England.
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I cannot find fault with the author's dating of the sectarian scrolls, and how conventional scholars neglect the obvious in favor of their cherished presuppositions (and institutional paymasters) but the real "deception" is hardly that the scrolls are the work of early Christians. More likely, the scolls were composed by enemies of the early Christians - most probably by followers of John the Baptist. Obviously Christian scholars won't go there, but as Eisenman does not believe that Jesus even existed, then clearly the authors can't go there either.