Choine,Choine wrote: ↑02 May 2019, 15:00This comment will probably receive some unwanted retorts but I will give my honest opinion about this book. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I opened the book. I would like to think that I approached it with an open mind because I was not entirely certain of the contents. As I read, I became more and more confused and--quite frankly--frustrated. The author's reasoning behind each explanation baffled me and I had to read almost every page several times before understanding. His attempt to dismantle the core of Christianity and interpret the Bible using Buddhist symbolism is frustrating and confusing. I don't know how he came to these conclusions, especially when he tried to interpret the parting of the Red Sea. Honestly, I feel that this was just a feeble attempt to unravel the foundation of Christianity and replace it with something else for the sake of argument.
Well, that is a good way to put it! I was trying to "unravel the foundation of Christianity" but not just for sake of arguing. It is true! The Gnostics are provably the SOURCE of the narrative in the Gospels when it comes to Judas. Didn't I make that clear? That was the whole idea of the book! How did I fail? I listed line-after-line in parallel analysis to show that it couldn't POSSIBLY be coincidence that they are so similar, and that the essence is REVERSED. This is just what Dr. Robert Eisenman found when he analyzed the Dead Sea Scrolls Pesherim (the commentary scrolls, not the biblical ones). The blood salvation doctrine of Paul is REVERSED or INVERTED from the blood purity observances of the Essenes at Qumran. You need to study outside of the Bible to understand the Bible. It is like reading a guide to a treasure. You won't see it in plain language. This is a puzzle. The Jesus Puzzle is in fact the title of a good book on the Christian ruse. Earl Doherty.