Re: virus: Why people cling to faith

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 26 Jan 1999 18:46:05 -0500


Jim Schubert:
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)

If this is truly a description of Jesus, why is he not depected that way in any tradition I know of? Additionally, if he is "a very easy person to recognise", then why is he not recognised by his closest friends in his appearances after death?

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 believe most of these have been translated in english and transcribed on the Non-Canonical web site, but so have hundreds of others. Names and types, please. Were they:

Apocryphal NT Acts?
Apocryphal NT Apocalypse?
Apocryphal NT Gospels?
Fathers of the Christian Church?
Pseudonymous Writings?
Nag Hammadi Codices?

I've looked for an "arrest warrant", but such a thing is not forthcoming. I did find several letters "written" by Pontius Pilate to several others; mostly totally exonerating and praising him (obvious fakes, as admitted by the site).

If you need a refresher on the names, the complete list of documents for the Dead Sea Scrolls (found at Qumran) is here:

The Nag Hammadi Library here: