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maya12-21-2012 01-19-2010 02:40 AM

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Cover Up?
 
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Cover Up?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbnIl__y2Oo

Why, after 30 years, was John Allegro the only scholar to have published all the scroll texts allotted to him? Why were the others so reluctant to discuss differences of interpretation, or welcome the light that the scrolls shed on the origins of Christianity?

John Allegro argues that the Christianity of the New Testament is a weave of many threads. It has little to do with historical circumstance, unless to recall the possible fate of the Essene Teacher of Righteousness. It has much to do with key elements of Essenism, hidden in names, titles and story motifs; and with Old Testament prophecy; and with Jewish cultic beliefs and practices which go back to ancient fertility religions. All these are woven with Hellenistic mystery cults and myths into the Pauline theology of Christos.

Allegro understood from the start that the job of the editing team was to make the Dead Sea scroll texts available to scholars everywhere, and he believed their message mattered to everyone.

The scrolls had been written around or shortly before the time of Jesus. They give insight into the religious life and thought of a Jewish sect based at Qumran by the Dead Sea and usually identified as Essenes. Allegro believed the scrolls could help us understand the common origin of three religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He hoped they might be able to bring together scholars of each tradition in studying their common heritage without the barriers of religious prejudice.

This would mean making the texts accessible to all. Allegro had published the sections of text allotted to him in academic journals as soon as he had prepared them, and his volume (number five) in the official series Discoveries in the Judaean Desert of Jordan was ready for the press by the early 1960s. He continually campaigned for the publication of all scroll texts. However, his colleagues took a different approach, and little else appeared until 1991.

Allegro saw himself as a publicist for the scrolls. His books, talks and broadcasts promoted public interest in the scrolls and their significance. At first, the rest of the team encouraged his efforts, which after all were intended to help fund their research. But they thought he went too far in raising questions about the parallels between Essenism and Christianity, and doing so in public. He was accused of stirring up controversy at the expense of scholarship.

mntruthseeker 01-19-2010 03:09 AM

Re: The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Cover Up?
 
Im sure that its all one big cover up.................they write the stories to the way they want same as the bible............Its nothing they want us to know

orthodoxymoron 01-19-2010 03:27 AM

Re: The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Cover Up?
 
I've recently been speculating regarding religious and political cross-pollination...that the God or Goddess of This World might be the common source...and that the sacred writings might be a mixture of fact and fiction, truth and error, good and evil. Think Gabriel, Michael, Lucifer, Isis, Hathor, Mary, et al. Could the Teachings of Jesus (which I adore) predate the Life of Christ? Were they a script? Could the God or Goddess of This World have written the Pauline Epistles, determined the contents of the Biblical Cannon...and written the works of William Shakespeare? Don't scoff or laugh until you've done some digging! Francis Bacon may be a Red Herring! John Strugnell would be a good place to begin regarding the Dead Sea Scrolls. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Strugnell In 1990 Strugnell gave an interview to Ha'aretz in which he said that Judaism was a "horrible religion" which "should not exist,". He also said that Christianity was "a Jewish heresy, and we deal with our heretics in different ways. You are a phenomenon that we haven't managed to convert -- and we should have managed." Beware of Zahi Hawass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gsim...eature=channel I have that on the authority of an unnamed real-live Egyptologist...who is a real cutie...by the way!

:mfr_omg:Namaste:mfr_omg:

Uriel Andros 01-21-2010 03:20 PM

Re: The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Cover Up?
 
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Originally Posted by orthodoxymoron (Post 224539)
I've recently been speculating regarding religious and political cross-pollination...that the God or Goddess of This World might be the common source...and that the sacred writings might be a mixture of fact and fiction, truth and error, good and evil. Think Gabriel, Michael, Lucifer, Isis, Hathor, Mary, et al. Could the Teachings of Jesus (which I adore) predate the Life of Christ? Were they a script? Could the God or Goddess of This World have written the Pauline Epistles, determined the contents of the Biblical Cannon...and written the works of William Shakespeare? Don't scoff or laugh until you've done some digging!

Speaking of digging... No one should talk about Christianity and its origins until they have read Jesus: One Hundred Years Before Christ by Alvar Ellegard. It holds the keys to understanding the true origins.


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