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Breaking the Romans Code

WOOD, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1936565099 / ISBN 13: 9781936565092
Published by Tubi Publishing 2011, 2011
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Title: Breaking the Romans Code

Publisher: Tubi Publishing 2011

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in eleven different caves.  All the scrolls were immediately published the moment they were translated except for the scrolls found in cave number four.  These scrolls were guarded under a strict secrecy rule for many decades after their discovery.

Finally, in 1991, the keepers of the scrolls were coerced into publishing them.  But the general intrigue surrounding the scrolls quickly died down because no one noticed anything remarkable in them.  However one scroll in particular got under the skin of cryptographer Michael Wood--the scroll entitled "Some Works of the Law."  The publication of this scroll was the first time archaeologists had seen the phrase "Works of the Law" outside the Bible itself.

The historical meaning of "Works of the Law" greatly affects Christianity today.  For the meaning of this phrase is central to the Catholic/Protestant debate.  The Protestant Reformation was largely based on a disagreement about what constitutes the "Works of the Law" discussed in the Biblical book of Romans.  Catholicism considers the first century phrase as a reference to one thing, while Protestants believe it refers to something else.

Cryptographer Michael Wood was convinced the Dead Sea Scroll found in cave four contained the missing key to empirically deciphering the phrase once and for all.  In Breaking the Romans Code, Michael Wood's empirical decipherment results in a totally unexpected solution.  For the phrase's meaning turned out to be different from what both Catholics and Protestants thought.   In fact, the final answer isn't even among their possible candidates--it turned out to be something neither denomination even considered.

From the Author:

Many people are unaware that the cornerstone of modern Christian theology rests on one single biblical book - the biblical book of Romans.  In The Jesus Secret I applied cryptanalysis to empirically document Jesus' lost original teaching - the very teaching that launched the Christian faith in the first place.  However, I quickly found that all the research and testable discoveries were summarily dismissed with the same comment, "What about Romans?"  The reigning perspective on this one Biblical book caused all other research, no matter how objective and empirical, to be rejected out of hand.

Fortunately, the research for The Jesus Secret gave me the perfect launching pad to answer the question: What about Romans?  A correct understanding of Paul's letter to the Romans hinges on correct identification of the scope of the "Works of the Law" mentioned in his letter.  In one of the chapters of The Jesus Secret I deduced the scope of the "Works of the Law."  So, armed with this deduction based on the Koine papyri I sought to find out if I could empirically document the precise constitution of the Works of the Law.  For I knew this would be the only way to fully answer: What about Romans?

I studied the Dead Sea Scroll from cave four entitled "Some Works of the Law."  I read different translations of it dozens of times each.  I ate, drank, and slept the scroll until one day the Eureka moment finally hit me - I have to apply the contents of this scroll to first century Pharisaic Law.  It wasn't long before I realized that the phrase Works of the Law meant something very specific to the leading first century religious authorities of Jesus' day (the Pharisees).  And the documentable Pharisaic use of this phrase perfectly correlated with the scope I had deduced in The Jesus Secret.  What was logical deduction is now demonstrable using the historic record.

In The Jesus Secret I had applied informational cryptanalysis to the Koine papyri discovered in Egypt - leading to the logical deduction of Jesus' most central teaching.  In Breaking the Romans Code I apply informational cryptanalysis to first century Jewish culture and Law - proving Jesus' most central teaching using the documented historical record.  Breaking the Romans Code also applies informational cryptanalysis to the entire book of Romans (from beginning to end).  The resulting cryptanalysis empirically demonstrates that the original book of Romans was fully consistent with Jesus' lost teaching unveiled in both books.

Breaking the Romans Code objectively answers: What about Romans?  It documents that Paul repeated Jesus' lost teaching ... he didn't replace it.

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