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The Dead Sea scrolls : and the personages of earliest Christianity, Arthur E. Palumbo, Jr

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The Dead Sea scrolls : and the personages of earliest Christianity
Title
The Dead Sea scrolls
Title remainder
and the personages of earliest Christianity
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Arthur E. Palumbo, Jr
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eng
Summary
Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? Paleographical dating has tended to downplay the Scrolls' importance and to distance them from the personages of earliest Christianity, but a carefully worked out theory based on radiocarbon dating and other tests connects Scroll allusions to personages and events in the period from 37 BC to AD 71 and suggests a new view on how and why the Romans crucified Jesus. Part I of this study is an attempt to deal more realistically with the evidence of the Dead Sea Scrolls; very few scholars have ever examined the period from 37 BC to AD 71 as the possible setting for the scrolls. Nevertheless, everyone would admit the existence of scroll allusions that only have real relevance in this time period. Part II takes up Jesus and the beginnings of Christianity. Admittedly, the explanation put forward in this work as to how and why the Romans crucified Jesus is a surprising one and we will not divulge it in this synopsis. However, the way the author sees it, if something like that explanation did not take place, then it is simply inexplicable why the Romans would have crucified Jesus - a peaceful teacher and healer - as a rebel. The only alternative would then have to be that the historical Jesus was really a political revolutionary who attempted in some way to free Israel from the Romans and become its King, a theory that has been offered in various forms beginning in the 18th century. But if he was indeed a rebel then the later Christians, who strenuously strove to live at peace with Rome, must have been the actual creators of the pacifistic Jesus of the New Testament and these unique and time-honored teachings of peace, non-violence, and love were fabrications. That seems less credible than the compelling hypothesis proposed in this work. Arthur E. Palumbo, Jr. has been studying the Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian beginnings for more than twenty years. Several of his articles have appeared in the scholarly journals The Qumran Chronicle and Folia Orientalia
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Palumbo, Arthur E
Dewey number
296.1/55
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Qumran community
  • Christianity
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The Dead Sea scrolls : and the personages of earliest Christianity, Arthur E. Palumbo, Jr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-298) and index
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multicolored
Contents
Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? -- The baptism of John -- John's food and dress -- The first ones -- Zadok -- John the Baptist -- Dositheus -- James the Righteous -- The hymn scroll -- The Kittim -- The lion of wrath -- Herod, Agrippa I, and, Agrippa II -- The coming visitation -- Khirbet Qumran and the scrolls -- The family of Jesus -- Microletters -- The trial and crucifixion of Jesus -- The hypothesis -- The slavonic Josephus -- The fate of the son of Joseph -- Simon Magus -- Saul, Paul, the pillars, and the Twelve -- The creation of Christianity
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ocm56406328
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1 online resource (304 pages)
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9781280656170
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(OCoLC)56406328
Label
The Dead Sea scrolls : and the personages of earliest Christianity, Arthur E. Palumbo, Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-298) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? -- The baptism of John -- John's food and dress -- The first ones -- Zadok -- John the Baptist -- Dositheus -- James the Righteous -- The hymn scroll -- The Kittim -- The lion of wrath -- Herod, Agrippa I, and, Agrippa II -- The coming visitation -- Khirbet Qumran and the scrolls -- The family of Jesus -- Microletters -- The trial and crucifixion of Jesus -- The hypothesis -- The slavonic Josephus -- The fate of the son of Joseph -- Simon Magus -- Saul, Paul, the pillars, and the Twelve -- The creation of Christianity
Control code
ocm56406328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280656170
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56406328

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