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The Jesus Mystery by Lena Einhorn
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May 15, 11

Read in May, 2011

What a very silly little book. I enjoy a good conjectural adventure as much as the next guy, but the stretching and contorting required to follow along on Ms. Einhorn's little ride grows to be a bit much. I'd call it a house of cards, but that would be giving houses of cards a bad name. The paucity of actual source material on the historical reality of Jesus does allow historians and theologians both professional and amateur room to speculate and imagine. However... The choices and exclusions of material and double-decades worth of time-shifting Ms. Einhorn's "hypothesis" requires is simply stunning. When she makes her final leap, it's hard not to snicker a bit. She leads up to it with no small amount of forecasting, of signaling her ultimate "revelation" - yet when it occurs, educated readers are still left shaking their heads, saying to themselves, "Oh dear, yes, she has gone and done that, hasn't she?"
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