Jesus the Man: Decoding the Real Story of Jesus and Mary Magdalene

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Jesus was the leader of a radical faction of Essene priests. He was not of virgin birth. He did not die on the Cross. He married Mary Magdalene, fathered a family, and later divorced. He died sometime after AD 64.

In this controversial version of Christ's life, theological scholar and bestselling author Barbara Thiering presents, after more than twenty years of close study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gospels, a revolutionary theory that, while upholding the fundamental faith...

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Overview

Jesus was the leader of a radical faction of Essene priests. He was not of virgin birth. He did not die on the Cross. He married Mary Magdalene, fathered a family, and later divorced. He died sometime after AD 64.

In this controversial version of Christ's life, theological scholar and bestselling author Barbara Thiering presents, after more than twenty years of close study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gospels, a revolutionary theory that, while upholding the fundamental faith of Christianity, challenges many of its most ingrained supernaturalist beliefs.

Jesus the Man will undoubtedly surprise those for whom a traditional understanding of biblical history is immutable and unchallengeable. But for the throngs who have been fascinated by new interpretations of this history, Thiering's work will be an essential and thrilling read.

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"At once the New Testament is changed and we are thrust into a landscape of warring sects and cults; it is exhilarating, as if the over-familiar narrative of the New Testament had been invaded by real people and authentic places." — The Times (London)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416541387
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 11/21/2006
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 667,247
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2006

    The primer for the pesher of Christ

    If 'The DaVinci Code' has fired your imagination about the possibility of the existence of Jesus as a man and who married Mary Magdalene and had children, then this book is for you. This is the book that really is based on fact! Beginning with the background of Dr. Barbara Thiering's discovery of the 'pesher of Christ' from the pesher of the Dead Sea Scrolls, it proceeds to reveal the real history of early Christianity from its Jewish roots. It explains the facts behind the miracles and the crucifixion. Though completely scholarly, this story is more exciting than any fictional novel about the times in which Jesus lived because it is our history. That this history contradicts most of what you have been told by the Church and 'biblical scholars' may truly test your Faith at first, but, if you persevere, you will find that Jesus as a man is far greater than Jesus the myth. It his humanness that frees us to be like him. This book will become your primer to future studies on the 'pesher of Christ' by means of Dr. Barbara Thiering's continued writings. This is the book that you will keep on your bookshelf forever.

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