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  • Published: 4 May 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099257035
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception



A thrilling revelatory account of the Church's conspiracy to suppress thre true contents of The Dead Sea Scrolls: the documents that could change the entire truth behind modern Christianity.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves 20 miles east of Jerusalem in 1947 and 1956. Now Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, co-authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, have succeeded in uncovering what has been described as 'the academic scandal par excellence of the twentieth century': the story of how and why up to 75 per cent of the eight hundred ancient Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts, hidden for some nineteen centuries, have, until very recently, remained concealed from the rest of the world. Through interviews, historical analysis and a close study of both published and unpublished scroll material, the authors are able to reveal the true cause of the bitter struggle between scholars, for these documents disclose nothing less than a new account of the origins of Christianity and an alternative and highly significant version of the New Testament.

  • Published: 4 May 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099257035
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

About the authors

Michael Baigent

Michael Baigent graduated from Christchurch University, New Zealand. Richard Leigh followed up his degree from Tufts University, Boston, with postgraduate studies at the University of Chicago and Stony Brook New York State University. They are co-authors of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, The Messianic Legacy and The Temple and the Lodge. He died in 2013.

Richard Leigh

Richard Leigh studied at Tufts University, Boston, the University of Chicago and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He died in 2007.

Praise for The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception

if it succeeds in advancing the publication of material from Qumran, it will have achieved genuine good

Times Literary Supplement

It is enough to make anyone curious about the early days of Christianity weep with frustration

Mail on Sunday

A sensational story ... this scandal has gone on for far too long

The Times

The damning evidence is all here and it looks pretty conclusive

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