Re: virus: Why people cling to faith

Jim Schubert (
Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:23:44 -0500

References pasted in...

>One of the pieces of evidence pointing towards such a person are the
>copies of the arrest warrant issued for him. Apparently, among other
>things, he was a hunchback.
>Reference please?

cited in _The Hiram Key_ by Knight & Lomas (1997), pp. 301-2

"'...a man of simple appearance, mature age, dark skin, small stature, three cubits high, hunchbacked with a long face, long nose, and meeting eyebrows, so that they who see him might be affrighted, with scanty hair with a parting in the middle of his head, after the manner of the Nazarites, and with an undeveloped beard.'

"A height of three cubits would put him at under four feet six inches, which combined with a hunchback would make Jesus Christ a very easy person to recognise." (p.301)

>There is a lot of interesting information out there about him and his
>brother James and their political struggles for control of the Essene
>This would be interesting... reference please?

I'm afraid I can't provide it immediately. I signed a pile of about 20 books on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumrun, the Nag Hammadi find and so forth from the library and came across the information in several of these. I guess you'll have to seek these on your own.

>I would prefer a web reference, perhaps it is located on the
>Non-canonical web site?

Sorry, it was actual text. I'll see if I can find a reference for you, though. If I can, I'll get back to you. I seem to recall the author as being an older woman who's supposed to be one of the non-religious experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hamadi info.

Jim Schubert