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EXcellent book with many truths...Of course the Essenes and Jesus were vegetatians as the commandment in the Torah from Moses is lo tirtzach....Thou shalt not kill ANYTHING. I would suggest read the story of Jesus to find out corresponding truths in agreement with Eisenman..Tony O'Clery.

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This is probably the closest a major academic has come to the history of the New Testament characters; even so, Eisenman continues to disappoint in failing to admit (in public) that "Jesus" has no historicity.
None of the early texts claimed today as Christian mention "Jesus", for they use an abbreviation "IS", which can also be "JS" in English; this abbreviation fits "James" also.
Eisenman also disappoints by frequently mentioning "Christian" in the context of this period, James and the occupants of Qumran; his own archaeological study of that site - and those of everyone else - clearly identify these people as Jewish, both by ethnicity and religion. There is no good reason at all to ever apply the label Christian to anyone in that period.
Eisenman is tantalisingly-close to the historical truth - if only his nerve held he would achieve the breakthrough his years of painstaking research and analysis deserve.
For those who cannot wait for this, here is the answer: the New Testament is a parody of Messianic Jews and Judaism, those who fought the three Jewish-Roman Wars. Yes, Eisenman is right in identifying James as a Righteous Teacher, a rainmaker. As such, he was not an apostle, but the leader until his extra-judicial killing in 62 CE. The divine man "IS", later called Jesus, is a parody of such a figure.
 

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