James used to be a vegetarian, wore in simple terms linen garments, bathed day-by-day at sunrise in chilly water, and used to be a life-long Nazirite. during this profound and provocative paintings of scholarly detection, eminent biblical student Robert Eisenman introduces a startling conception in regards to the identification of James—the brother of Jesus, who was once nearly totally marginalized within the New Testament.

Drawing on long-overlooked early Church texts and the lifeless Sea Scrolls, Eisenman finds during this groundbreaking exploration that James, no longer Peter, used to be the true successor to the flow we now name "Christianity." In a controversy with huge, immense implications, Eisenman identifies Paul as deeply compromised via Roman contacts. James is gifted as now not easily the chief of Christianity of his day, however the well known Jewish chief of his time, whose demise brought on the rebellion opposed to Rome—a incontrovertible fact that artistic rewriting of early Church files has obscured.

Eisenman unearths that characters resembling "Judas Iscariot" and "the Apostle James" didn't exist as such. In delineating the planned falsifications in New testomony dcouments, Eisenman indicates how—as James was once written out—anti-Semitism was once written in. by means of rescuing James from the oblivion into which he used to be solid, the ultimate end of James the Brother of Jesus is, within the phrases of The Jerusalem Post, "apocalyptic" —who and no matter what James used to be, so was once Jesus.

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