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'Sicarii Essenes,' 'Those of the Circumcision,' and Qumran

Robert Eisenman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

In a much overlooked description of 'the Essenes', attributed to the Third-Century Early Church theologian Hippolytus in Rome, there exists a completely original version of Josephus' famous description of them.

Paul's 'Comrade-in-Arms' Epaphroditus and the First Gospels

Robert Eisenman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

Author's note: Much of what follows is excerpted from pp. 788-801 of my James the Brother of Jesus (Viking/Faber&Faber/Penguin, 1997-98); but it has b...

Trajan's Column Unrolled

Rick Steves | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

At Rome's E.U.R., the Museum of Roman Civilization has no actual artifacts, but it does have dozens of rooms full of plaster casts and models which il...

Obama's Winning Design Strategy

Ty Fujimura | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts
Ty Fujimura

President Obama kicked off his 2012 campaign last week by releasing a video and website urging supporters to "Get In" early. The site sports a handsom...