Michael Baigent is the author of From the Omens of Babylon, Ancient Traces, and the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Papers. He is also the coauthor of. The Jesus Papers has ratings and reviews. In Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and his co-authors Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh stunned. Hershel Shanks reviews “The Jesus Papers” by Michael Baigent.

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These matters include – The survival of Jesus Christ, after the crucifixion – The elaboration of how and where Jesus gained the spiritual insight that guides him during his ministry-ship – The interpretation of how Jesus is not Son of God, or God but Baigent claimed these documents dated to AD 45 and were letters to the Sanhedrin from bani miichael “the Messiah of the Children of Israel”defending himself against the allegation that he claimed to be paperd Son of God.

At least, Michael spends time getting hard facts to back up his historical fantasies, but he should spend equal time gathering truths from the Bible itself to fact check his theories. He then speculates that Jesus may have been rendered unconcious by drugs and only appeared to be dead. You believe this is a place where clues have been found?

Though a nice try. Women were also the teachers in early Christianity. I want to know if there are non-canonical writings that got left out on purpose for power or control, as Baigent claims. But I was amused to hear his theories.

It hasa what-if mlchael that engages the imagination and is eminently readable. They were answers to a charge made by the Sanhedrin. Pilate allows Joseph to take the body. Around the same time of the book’s release, Baigent was also involved in a plagiarism lawsuit against author Dan Brownwhich he acknowledges in the postscript. It is a tall order and I wish I could make it more solid. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.


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But once again, Baigent is short on details. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Baigent states that when a crucified person could no longer support the weight of the body “death by baiigent rapidly followed. It was a fraud. Two of them died.

I have read and watched a discussion of this matter in a more detailed presentation – all which were absent in the book. Hershel Shanksreviewing The Jesus Papers for Biblical Archaeology Reviewcommented on the “foolishness of its central thesis”, noting how Baigent had seen papyri written in Aramaic, a language that he did not understand, yet was able to say that what he saw dated from “about A.

But too much to elaborate in this limited review space. What if a small group had always known the truth and had kept it hidden.

He believes Jesus didn’t die, but the Egyptians were able to travel there and back. But then again, there were little supported theory of where he could have been after his survival.


But if Jesus was unconscious and his body slumped, wouldn’t he have rapidly died of asphixiation? Topics Books The Observer. The End of the Silence. I think the crucifixion was set up precisely to remove a particular political problem which both Pilate and Jesus found themselves within.

Those with the curiosity to consider alternative historic interpretations, church intervention, the use of science to date items, and the contents of newly discovered ancient texts will find it intellectually stimulating without threatening their faith.

Where is the Egyptian influence there? When Jesus made his remark about paying taxes to Rome pay unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, in relation to the coin he was shownthe zealots lost faith in Jesus since they expected him jeuss fully oppose Roman rule. If only that he presented his story well enough without beating too much around an imaginary bush.


Augustine makes it clear in his creed of the Micharl, Believe in order that you may understand. He spends dozens of pages debunking the Bible as “bad history Or at least his writings come across as very church-hating. Just my two cents though! The exact details of the crucifixion have always been steeped in mystery.

I must first admit some bias. He had been beaten, stabbed, in addition to being crucified. The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar. What exactly ‘the cover-up’ is, even after ploughing through Baigent’s gormless prose, I am none the wiser, unless it is his allegation that the Vatican has been suppressing various documents relating to Christ’s origins. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It’s hard to believe that Matthew is innocent in his doings.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Throughout history Popes worked on centralizing their power over the Church. His ego and crazed fanatic vibe. There’s also too much space taken dealing with the handling of ancient documents and how many of these were destroyed by the Church. Much of that slightly breathless style might be attributed to New Zealand-born Baigent whose The Jesus Papers trawls similar backroads of history in a equally breathless style.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. This would probably I like it from the historical aspect, not because this is some profound piece or that it exposes any kind of cover up. But I think by giving someone a drug to render them unconscious would reduce this trauma and I think this is a significant factor in the Gospel account.

Even Baigent concedes this story has a lot of holes. Languages Esperanto Svenska Edit links.