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Jesus Of The Apocalypse: The Life of Jesus After the Crucifixion Paperback – 1 Mar 1997

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The sequel to the controversial Jesus the Man.

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In her controversial 1992 bestseller Jesus the Man, Barbara Thiering first showed how the pesher method of 'decoding' two separate levels of meaning found in the Dead Sea Scrolls could be used by applying it to the Gospels, and presented a completely new historical interpretation of the life of Jesus Christ. Now, in a new work of remarkable research and scholarship, she sets out to unravel the mysteries that have long surrounded the elusive complexities of the Book of Revelation. 'It was not,' she writes, 'about vision and apocalypse, but about the profoundly important history of the Christian movement from AD 1 to AD 114.'

In Jesus of the Apocalypse, Barbara Thiering presents a new and significant view of the development of Christianity from the time of the crucifixion until the second century AD. She argues that Jesus was no solitary preacher appearing suddenly on the shores of Lake Galilee: he was a central figure in a major political movement to overthrow the pagan Roman empire. Although crucified, he did not die on the cross, and he, and subsequently his sons, took an important role in the evolution of the new underground religion which was developing out of Judaism.

With detective-like perseverance Theiring unfolds the mystery of words, meanings and places that have been allowed to pass unchallenged, including a radical new interpretation of such mystical themes as the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, the seven seals. the Beast whose number is 666, the Great Harlot clothed in scarlet and purple. In so doing, she provides an absorbing and enlightening background to a period that has so often been seen more through the implications of scripture than the facts of history.

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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Groundbreaking Bible Research 11 May 1999
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Excellent follow-on to her first book in the Jesus series, "Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls". This book includes a line by line pesher of the Book of Revelations. Ms. Thiering's work will certainly form the basis of all future research into the true meaning of the New Testament and the life of Jesus and his associates.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
mind-blowing 10 Feb 2010
By S. Ratcliff-jones - Published on
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Dr Thiering has cracked the code in the gospels, acts and revelation to reveal the political in-fighting and actual events of the period. This is an extraordinary book, but needs to be read in conjunction with her other two books on the subject. This is the ONLY interpretation of the gospels which actually makes sense - and, from the pages of the bible itself, the truth leaps - freed from its bounds after 2,000 years. You will never think of Jesus the same way again after reading this book...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
google 'jesus' and 'lydia' for a big surprise 28 April 2014
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i always thought the bible had been so changed through removing stuff and changing stuff over time that i could not find the truth about Jesus life and death.

but Thiering has found the code for 'those who can hear' that works on the earliest texts. it is hard work to really get deep into this but if you do it the truth is clear and adds a lot of details to the well known bible reports that are real history.

rather than changing the bible we know, this adds details that make sense of everything we always wondered about. people who have been born again and limit the truth to the words of one particular bible translation probably should pass on this one.
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Theiring's Revelation 30 Oct 2014
By Sherry Tourtual - Published on
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Barbara Thiering's thesis is that Jesus survived the crucifixion. Part of her book is a pesher, or interpretation, of the Book of Revelation. Jesus is very active in Revelation after the crucifixion. I was highly entertained. For example, the people at Qumran reenacted the crucifixion, and Jesus took part as himself, carrying the cross. But most Bible scholars don't agree with Thiering. One scholar said her book was blasphemy. And then I realized I was entertaining heresy. Being a Catholic, I felt silly, embarrassed, and guilty. But I sure did enjoy it until I didn't!
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Thiering 21 Oct 2012
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I found some of the conclusions the professor has reached to be far fetched. having said the negative, as a historian, there is no doubt of the connection of the early church and the Naassenes. There is no no doubt the early church used the Pesher form of translation. They did this to keep the Roman Empire out of there business. She broke new ground in respects to the Book of revelation and traced it farther back to its roots. revelation was never meant to be a thesis on end time events. Such a thought did not come into being until after ADE 220. The titles she serves up, I find to be correct. As for interaction of the main characters, this is only educated guesswork as is often the case as to where history is concerned. It is a thought provoking read as with all the other other works in this genre. I would recommend one would buy all her titles so one may receive a firm overview of her thoughts and why she came to the conclusion she did.

One may view this work as heresy, yet one cannot deny that it is neither stale or a rehash of modern thought.One can assume it is firmly grounded on ancient beliefs on how they view there ancient texts and why they wrote them in a strange fashion.
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