The Unknown Jesus, Vol. 1 (1999)

Genres - History, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Religions & Belief Systems, World History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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By drawing its information from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the papyrus books at Nag Hammadi, and long overlooked writings from the early church, this two-volume A&E biography probes the truth about the man many believe was the son of God. It suggests that much of what we think we know about Jesus is the result of assumptions and tradition, not historical fact. Some of these findings may be disturbing to believers, such as the proposition that Nazareth might not have existed until three centuries after his death, and that "Christ" (from the Greek word for savior) was added to his name long after his death. If nothing else, though, this work adds more fuel to the fire in the debate about who Jesus really was.

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Bible, Biblical-history, Christ [Jesus], Christianity, debate, origins, scholar, theory