Creating Christianity - A Weapon Of Ancient Rome
Now available in the Hellenic and Roman Library - Institute of Classical Studies
A profound and controversial investigation of a complex theme - the war that led to the fall of Jerusalem and the creation of the Christian religion.
'Davis presents the results of his own explorations thoughtfully, providing a plethora of supportive data. A provocative and well-reasoned work, Creating Christianity is recommended for believers and non-believers alike, as the questions Davis is posing are worth exploring and well-argued.' SPR Reviews
'I found his selection of evidence to be both interesting and compelling...'Creating Christianity: A Weapon Of Ancient Rome is a thoughtful work of historical non-fiction by author Henry Davis.' Readers' Favorite
'Davis is painstaking in his research and provides ample textual evidence. Nevertheless, his highly unusual conclusions will likely find a skeptical reception from many believers and scholars.' Kirkus
The purpose of Creating Christianity - A Weapon Of Ancient Rome is to provide factual information regarding the origins of the early Christian scriptures. The book is not written in an attacking or condescending way.
The book explains how only the elite members of society had the means to create the New Testament scripture.
Here is what Professor of Religious Studies, Bart D. Ehrman has to say regarding reading and writing capabilities in that time:
Using valuable feedback from professors of ancient history at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the main conclusion of the book is that the New Testament (the new law) was created by a powerful senatorial family called the Calpurnius Pisos, who had the full support of their relatives, the Herodian royal family (the family of ‘Herod the Great’), and the Flavian emperors. The Piso family hid their name within the Koine Greek scriptures. The book explains many things, including:
why the supposed Jewish Historian, Flavius Josephus, never existed.
how the Book of Revelation presents the name of the Piso family member who oversaw the creation of the Christian scripture.
why the number 666 was changed to 616.
the literary methods (as used on royal coinage) used to present the various family names within the New Testament.
how the 'rules' of the languages of the time; Hebrew, Greek, Latin, etc., were used to create names.
how the use of prosopography (the investigation of common characteristics of historical people by the collective study of their lives and multiple career analysis) has enabled this information to be discovered.
The investigation examines not only primary source documents in their original languages but also the work of others who have carefully researched various historical individuals.
You can also purchase the book through the Ancient History Encyclopedia website, to help the non-profit organization.