Do you have any idea if it is accurate? Where did it come from? In a Boonville, Missouri minister, the Rev. In , after the apparent successful distribution and wide spread popularity of the report, Mahan issued a new volume that contained an expanded version of this report along with eleven other such works, under the title, The Archaeological and the Historical Writings of the Sanhedrin and Talmuds of the Jews, Translated from the Ancient Parchments and Scrolls at Constantinople and the Vatican at Rome.

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The book obviously thrives because it is too easy to confuse what we would like to find with what is authentic. The Archko documents were invented in the nineteenth century and published by a minister who pretended to discover original manuscripts in Rome and Constantinople. Born in , William Dennes Mahan was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister by , serving at least two decades in upper central Missouri, mainly at Boonville.

The methods he used in this work undermine the credibility of The Archko Volume, published in His success at copying the work of others led to overconfidence. He so openly plagiarized that he was removed from office. A tale of how part of The Archko Volume came to be is an example of his methods. Anyone comparing Ben-Hur with Mr. When his writings came under attack, mostly from other ministers, Mr.

Even this private request became public, and Mr. One cynic suggested that history without lies is extremely dull. Parading as fact, it is really fiction, and unhistorical fiction at that. Yet the book continues to be sold and occasionally quoted in church.

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The Archko Volume: Or the Archeological Writings of the Sanhedrim & Talmuds of the Jews

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What is the Archko Volume?

Curses, curses. The Archko volume is loose again. This evening I found a bunch of posts on various fora around the web, all referencing it to show that Jesus was white. The Archko volume appeared in edited by a certain Rev.


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The Archko Volume or Archko Library [1] is a 19th-century volume containing what purports to be a series of reports from Jewish and pagan sources contemporary with Jesus that relate to the biblical texts describing his life. The work went through a number of versions and has remained in print ever since. The texts are otherwise unknown, and the author was convicted by an ecclesiastical court of falsehood and plagiarism. The Archko Volume is regarded as fraudulent by all religious scholars. The medievalist scholar M.

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