Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Part 3, Chapter 12, The Priest-King Who Never Ruled Summary & Analysis

Michael Baigent
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Part 3, Chapter 12, The Priest-King Who Never Ruled Summary

In order to investigate their hypothesis, the authors turn to the New Testament in the Bible. There are four main Gospels that deal directly with Jesus: Matthew, Luke, Mark, and John. Of these four, only Matthew and Luke deal with Jesus' death, and like many other parts of these four Gospels, they tend to disagree with each other. Matthew says that Jesus was an aristocrat who descended from David via Solomon, and Luke says that Jesus hailed from the house of David but was of lesser stock. Also according to Luke, Jesus family was from Nazareth; however, Matthew said that Jesus' family had always resided in Bethlehem.

None of the Gospels agree with the timing of the Crucifixion or even the personality of Jesus. The Gospels also cannot agree on Jesus'...

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