(Even in this patent literary device the gospels cannot agree, as Luke -49 depicts the Sermon as having taken place on a .) It is easy to see why the Catholic Church would blanche upon the discovery of these scrolls, as it could be – and has been – argued that these texts erode the very foundation of Christianity.
It appears that this news, however, when released slowly has little affect on the mind-numbing programming that accompanies Christian faith.
One of the major influences on Christianity is that of Jews, obviously, including those mentioned in the New Testament, i.e., the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Ancient Jewish historian Josephus also mentions the sect of the Essenes, who are traditionally associated with Qumran, in a “by default” argument.
“They speak of a Teacher of Righteousness and a pierced messiah, of cleansing through water and a battle of light against darkness.