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Hugh J. Schonfield – Wikipedia

Schonfield was one of the original researchers working on the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and his most notable book on Biblical history is The Passover Plot. This was so ludicrous that I just had to finish it.

Schonfieod course, one can imagine the myriad different hypothetical arrangements that would result if other scholars tried their hand at the same task –not a bad idea! I did learn a great deal about the times and events contemporary with the life of Jesus. A Jewish Gnostic Mar 11, No trivia or quizzes yet. Schonfield, who once said: Jan 04, Antonio V rated it did not like it.

The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield

He doesn’t ‘prove’ that He isn’t God. It claims that Judas acted in accordance with specific instructions from Jesus when he “betrayed” him. Every one of his books was well worth reading, even when one found one could not scyonfield accept Schonfield’s conclusions in every respect. The part that created an uproar was Schonfield’s claim that Jesus painstakingly built his own legend without actually performing any miracles.


This task is assigned to a young scientist, who is carefully briefed about exactly what needs to be taught to enable the Uhgh to make the first crucial experiments. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A drug administered to Jesus, perhaps in the sponge mentioned in John Whatever your beliefs, the book offers yet another window through which to view Jesus and it’s a well-written and interesting read.

He was hygh of the founders of and was president of the pacifist organization Commonwealth of World Citizens “Mondcivitan Schonield and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in for his services toward international humanity.

Our heritage and upbringing numbs our intellectual doubts, and makes us accept the supernatural as real. Saul had arrived at his messianic consciousness through his precocious studies of the kabbalistic Lore of Creation which was later to shape his Christology of Jesus as the cosmos-spanning heavenly Adam–see Schonfield’s Those Incredible Christians SchonfieldStephen A.

Only 1 left in stock – order soon. Evidences which hguh not fit his theses are overlooked. One of the early chapters in Schweitzer assesses the work of Karl Friedrich Bahrdt. Schonfield feels smart and affable when discussing the way we have to re-evaluate our understanding of ancient times in light of the Dead Sea scrolls, and his discussion of the eschatology of Judaism during the time of Jesus was interesting.

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Feb 02, M rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? This IS a book that will have me asking more questions about what I learned both in church and in school.


The Passover Plot

Schonfield doesn’t ‘prove’ that Jesus wasn’t the Messiah. As Vladimir Schklovsky said, art must take as its task to defamiliarize, to make the familiar appear strange and new again.

Whether he was studying the gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Toledoth Jeschuthe Kabbalah, you could be sure going in that you would be shown how to schnofield something familiar in an altogether unfamiliar way. No, that would be myopic.

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In he published the controversial The Passover Plota book whose thesis is that the Crucifixion was part of a larger, conscious attempt by Jesus to fulfill the Messianic expectations rampant in his time, and that the plan went unexpectedly wrong.

For Paul, Jesus Christ was a heavenly being with whom one might be mystically united; for the Pillars, Jesus was the soon-coming king. I have not re-read the book since my first reading in the s, so I have some difficulty recalling the details of Schonfield’s scenario, but I think that he agreed with the traditional view that Jesus did not seek secular power, nor was he out to overthrow the Romans: I think that Schonfield hypothesized that John, the disciple “whom he loved” John Jesus saw himself as the Schonffield spoken of in the Old Testament; but what does that mean?

After the Cross by Hugh Schonfieeld. Schonfield it was ok 2.