Michael Baigent is the author of From the Omens of Babylon, Ancient Traces, and the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Papers. He is also the coauthor of. The Jesus Papers has ratings and reviews. In Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and his co-authors Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh stunned. Hershel Shanks reviews “The Jesus Papers” by Michael Baigent.

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The moon pappers risen. There is evidence that Sauniere was suspended from the church for selling mail order prayer services for the dead. This would have made Jesus both a king and a spiritual leader, and the zealots wanted to have him lead them. I should hope they would. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

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I don’t know about the truth of it because I wasn’t there. Was not too impressed by the underlying undertones of catholic conspiracy theo interesting story, not quite as provocative as Holy Blood Holy Grail, and not nearly as well written or informative as Racing Towards Armageddon.

He must have had some idea of where the repository was. Aug 06, Deirdre rated it liked it.

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He did however, explored the idea of Jesus being ‘whisked’ away from the tomb, alive. One of the first things I would like to learn about is why Matthew thought that Jesus on his father’s side Joseph was in the Davidic line.


His ego and crazed fanatic vibe. Them, the Arizona sun, jesys famous architect and tequila actually. You shouldn’t judge proper historians by your own lamentably low standards of rigour and research. You know you’re on to a stinker from the very first paragraph.

I recommend this to those who research the historical Christ, but don’t look for a satisfying argument here.

THE JESUS PAPERS by MICHAEL BAIGENT: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

And despite if I decided to believe his This book is well researched and provides a unique perspective on Jesus, myth versus reality. This page was last edited on 20 Juneat Baigent seems primarily driven not by fact or historical congruity, but by a thirst for conspiracy theory. And I believe of the conspiracy theories of cover-up. The Greek text Next, he suggests, a lifeless-looking, unconscious Jesus was removed from the cross.

Unfortunately, there was only speculation lacking any back-up evidence. Documents that would allegedly support his theories I must first admit some bias. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Books by Michael Baigent. The placement of Jesus between the two men indicates that Jesus was also considered a Jewish zealot.

Whilst, in general, I am a believer in the topic of this book, I do not blindly accept ideas without some kind of explanation rather with the evidence to back it up. Apr 29, Jim McCulloch rated it liked it. So I think that is a very useful thing to do. The Jesus Papers, released shortly after the explosion that was The Da Vinci Code, represents a bit more of the same, repackaged and made sleek for a more mainstream audience.


It’s definitely made me see On the whole, bagent was an enjoyable and michel read. I respect his desire for privacy. For years, Michael Baigent says he had heard rumors of mysterious documents which could make us think about Jesus in an entirely different way.

But Baigent goes further to assert Jesus did not die on the cross but was smuggled out of the country, maybe to the south of France and possibly even Rome.

Indeed, somebody could die after a matter of hours instead of several days? It’s hard to believe that Matthew is innocent in his doings.

Galilee was a hotbed of the zealot movement. Just for once, you can and should judge a book by its cover.

Baigent’s viewpoints better, but he obviously hasn’t made any effort to explore this micahel. There’s also too much space taken dealing with the handling of ancient documents and how many of these were destroyed by the Church. But, I needed the book to be plausible or interesting. According to Baigent, the businessman told him he bought a home in baignet Old City of Jerusalem in the s and excavated the foundation.

Jul 25, Nathan added it. Documents that would allegedly support his theories are, he says, locked up in the Vatican, in private non-accessible collections, or have mysteriously disappeared.