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    DescriptionWhat if everything you think you know about Jesus is wrong? In The Jesus Papers, Michael Baigent reveals the truth about Jesus's life and crucifixion. Despite—or rather because of—all the celebration and veneration that have surrounded the figure of Jesus for centuries, Baigent asserts that Jesus and the circumstances leading to his death have been heavily mythologized. As a religious historian and a leading expert in the field of arcane knowledge, Baigent has unequaled access to hidden archives, secret societies, Masonic records, and the private collections of antiquities traders and their moneyed clients. Using that access to full advantage, Baigent explores the religious and political climate in which Jesus was born and raised, examining not only the conflicts between the Romans and the Jews, but the strife within the different factions of the Jewish Zealot movement. He chronicles the migrations of Jesus's family, his subsequent exposure to other cultures, and the events, teachings, and influences that were most likely to have shaped his early years. Baigent also uncovers the inconsistencies and biases in the accounts of the major historians of Jesus's time, including Josephus, Pliny, and Tacitus. The enduring influence of these accounts in forming our most common conceptions of Jesus reveals that spin is not a new phenomenon. Taking us back to sites that over the last twenty years he has meticulously explored, studied, and in some instances excavated for the first time, Baigent provides a detailed account of his groundbreaking discoveries, including many never-before-seen photos. The evidence he has uncovered has lead him to make shocking new assertions that threaten the conventional account of Jesus's life and death and shake the very foundation of Western thought, based as it is upon the assumption of Jesus's divinity. Ultimately, his investigation raises the hope that we may gain a new understanding of Jesus.


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    Title
    The Jesus Papers
    Subtitle
    Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Baigent
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 321
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060827137
    ISBN 10: 0060827130
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF, VX
    DC21: 232.9
    DC22: 232.9
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13250000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
    B&T Approval Code: A13603200
    BISAC V2.8: OCC031000
    LC classification: BT303 .B219 2006
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperOne
    Imprint name
    HarperOne
    Publication date
    01 April 2006