When a Roman Catholic scholar involved in the Dead Sea Scrolls Project discovers a heretical message contained in one of the Scrolls he hides it. Decades later, a prominent archeologist discovers reference to the scroll in an archeological dig. This discovery spurs the world religions into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, in which all who seek the hidden scroll are mysteriously silenced, leaving the salvation of humankind to a father and son, who must either find the hidden scroll … or die trying.

Reader's Review: A truly factual fiction

Hashim Sulieman (WNY, NJ USA)

The Eighth Scroll is a factual fiction, based on true accounts, presents factual information in a way that reads like a novel: a combination of storytelling and reporting. Intellectually challenging. Discusses Faith on a logical base. Connects dots or simply raises a fundamental point.
I was fascinated by the style, enormous and rich information. You will be certain the author had actually traveled and studied history , culture and scriptures. It is rather a scientific research review than a novel. I dug on Wikipedia a lot - and still!.

1 comment:

  1. on behalf of Dr. Laurence Brown:

    The Dead Sea Scrolls were only fully released half a century after their discovery. Even now, we cannot be certain the scrolls have been released in entirety, and since the public version is digitized, we have no way of knowing if the content has been altered. Furthermore, for all we know, there are other scrolls out there, either undiscovered or destroyed in cave collapse or by natural decay. The point is not to speculate on what undiscovered or undisclosed scrolls might contain, but deal with what they most definitely do contain. Our examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls, in this way, parallels the way we must examine books of scripture. We cannot speculate on what we wish was there. Rather, we can only deal with what is there. As you will read in my book, The Eighth Scroll, there is sufficient material in the existing scrolls to allow us to draw some pretty firm theological conclusions, which significantly weaken the Jewish and Christian theological positions. If you wish to carry this analysis further, please read my scholastic works of comparative religion, MisGod'ed and God'ed. Therein, you will find that evidence taken from the Old and New Testaments themselves similarly draws Jewish and Christian tenets of faith into serious question.

    L Brown