Visit ‘s Hugh Schonfield Page and shop for all Hugh Schonfield books. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Hugh Schonfield. Hugh J. Schonfield has 64 books on Goodreads with ratings. Hugh J. Schonfield’s most popular book is The Passover Plot. There is probably no other figure in modern Jewish historical research who is more controversial or famous than Hugh J. Schonfield, who once said: “The.

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huh As I have argued elsewhere “Stranger in Paradise: Then the Inventor falls off a cliff and dies! Whatever your beliefs, the book offers yet another window through which to view Jesus and it’s a well-written and interesting read. Jesus Party by Hugh J.

Even his idea that a person could, with sufficient will and planning, attempt to live out various old testament prophecies, is interesting insofar as it puts the idea of Jesus as Messianic figure in context.

He said that after that experience he began to rethink everything and came to new conclusions For example I don’t agree with the author that the timing of the hubh of Jesus was an act of God, but then I don’t believe in Gods in any shape or form.

Schonfield combines the two perspectives, casting light both on the differences between Paul and his Jerusalem rivals and on the reasons for Paul’s missionary tribulations. An additional aspect of his work was the revision of the Hebrew writing system. He brings up some interesting ideas, but he doesn’t offer strong support for how much creedence he lends to various source material.

The Passover Plot

He has separated the two Corinthians into the letter against unequal yoking with idolaters 2 Corinthians 6: Engelking Editor it was amazing 5. This arrangement, though begging numerous debates, is helpful for the sake of prying the documents out of their canonical casket. He viewed himself as the living image of Christ on earth even as Christ had been the image of God. Schonfield was a remarkable man with remarkable convictions, and his unique perspective enabled him to cast a revealing light on whatever subject he treated.


This aimed to show without idealised interpretation the meaning intended by the writers while maintaining the original structures. Schonfield thinks all these internal contradictions within Christian belief have been a big stumbling block for any real understanding of Jesus’ own beliefs about his mission in life. Whether he was studying the gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Toledoth Jeschuthe Kabbalah, you could be sure going in that you would be shown how to view something familiar in an altogether unfamiliar way.

He applied the code to some of the scrolls that Maybe the King James version was correct, but it had always seemed open to serious questioning. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Schonfield wrote over 40 books including commercially successful books in the fields of history and biography as well as religion. This meant he was willing to widen the scope of relevant sources for early Christian history to include many recondite and apocryphal texts that others too quickly dismissed as fool’s gold.

Hugh Schonfield, distinguished British Jewish scholar and diplomat, conceived the civilized world’s need for a new “independent and Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Lists with This Book. Now, knowing a bit more, Schonfield’s arguments are no longer compelling. Schmithals shows The Office of Apostle in the Early Church how the earliest apostles were Gnostic redeemer-mystagogues who preached the gospel of the Cosmic Christ whose light-sparks were scattered among the souls of the elect, to whom they preached. In his New Testament, Schonfield has tried his best to assist the reader to see the documents stripped of their gilt edges and India paper, as if one were getting a first glimpse of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

To suggest a comparison that Schonfield himself did not think to use, though I think it is appropriate, Schonfield’s Saul might be compared with Hong Xiuquan, the Taipeng Messiah and Heavenly King who believed himself to be the earthly incarnation of the Younger Son of God, whose Heavenly Elder Brother was Jesus.


An additional aspect of his work was the revision of the Hebrew writing system. His crucifixion was targeted for the day before the Jewish Passover in the knowledge that the bodies would be taken down before the sabbath.

We adjust our reality schonfiwld suit the fairy tale, rather than approaching the fairy tale with suitably adjusted sensibilities.

A Radical Translation and Reinterpretation Nov 01, But he had not meant to, any more than Martin Luther had intended to split the Catholic Church. To view it, click here.

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Whether he actually schoncield revive or not seems immaterial to the success of the plot, because this accomplice was asked to spread the word of his impending return, and the accomplice was then mistaken by others to be the risen Jesus himself! It was written in and scholars have been actively working since then so some things Schonfield shares are out of date.

Of course the forgoing scenario only makes sense if one supposes, as Schonfield does, that Acts is correct in depicting Paul always going first to Diaspora synagogues, something his epithet “Apostle to the Gentiles” would not lead us to expect. The economist Gerald Celente regularly makes predictions and the ones that come true are broadcast far and wide, but the ones that don’t come true are quietly forgotten.

All this is only hinted at in Proclaiming the Messiah.

Schonfield makes his case by appealing to passages selected from Romans 11 and Ephesians, and this makes his argument still more problematical. On Schonfield’s reading, Paul’s conception of his mission as an earthly manifestation of a heavenly Christ albeit one who had lived on earth and returned to heaven would provide a missing link helping to explain how Paul came to appropriate the Gnostic apostolate.