Jakobus de Rechtvaardige: een anti-Romeinse rebel? | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 49, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



The article demonstrates, by means of the analysis of a few pages of Baigent & Leigh’s bestseller , that the authors wittingly twisted their sources in support of Eisenman’s theory of James the Righteous as a zealot ‘opposition high priest’, who should be identified as the ‘Teacher of Righteousness’ mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The analysis consists in a close collation of Eusebius’ account of the murder of James ( II, 23, 4-24) with the way the authors quote and interprete this text: it leads to the conclusion that they made a well-considered attempt to mislead the general public.


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