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The Lost Years of Jesus Revealed

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For centuries Christian students of the Bible have wondered where Jesus was and what he did during the so-called "eighteen silent years" between the ages of twelve and thirty.
The amazing and dramatic scrolls of the great Essene library found in cave after cave near the Dead Sea have given us the answer at last.
That during those "lost years" Jesus was a student at this Esse
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Mass Market Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 12th 1982 by Fawcett (first published 1958)
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Tucker
Oct 15, 2011 Tucker added it
Shelves: finished, eunuch
Originally published in 1958, revised in 1962. The introduction claims that the first edition printed 200,000 copies and there was a report of people lining up to buy it in Benares, a.k.a. Varanasi, in North India. The book was unusual for its time in discussing the implications of the Dead Sea Scrolls and apocryphal Biblical texts for altering people's conception of what is "true" Christianity. Scholars had been publishing in various languages but the author says there wasn't much available in ...more
Erik Graff
Oct 11, 2014 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: religion
This is a very highly speculative account drawing connections between early extra-canonical, often gnosticizing, Christian texts and the then recently discovered Dead Sea Scrolls and the teachings attributed to Jesus. Drawing on associations to the Scrolls' Teacher of Righteousness and the then-current belief that the Scrolls were related to the Essene sect described by Josephus, author Potter assumes an Essene connection for Jesus. I'd go so far as to say that the ideas were in the air and ...more
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Jun 06, 2016 M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: theo-jesus
One of the first books that proffered the thesis that Jesus's ministry was an evolution of the Essene movement. Places much of Jesus's social and theological teachings in a historical context. To me, this is a far more probable historical Jesus then that portrayed by Crossan's works.
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