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only Holy Scripture is
deemed to be
inspired by God.
Archko Volume", paperback by
Dr McIntosh, Dr Twyman, Paul Tice
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In 1887, Rev. W.
D. Mahan published a book entitled The
Archko Volume. According to Rev Mahan,
it is the results of
his exhaustive search for 1st century
documents. He says his research took him to
the Vatican in Rome, and to the Jewish
Talmuds in Constantinople, Turkey.
many other writings, Rev Mahan says he located a letter
written on a papyrus scroll to Caesar from
Pontius Pilate (dated about 31 A.D), and two
letters written by Caiaphas to the Jerusalem
Sanhedrim - about Jesus..
document below which is said
to be written by Pontius Pilot
to Caeser is awesome, IF the
document was really written by
Pilate. My favorite, however,
is the "angelic rucus"
in Bethlehem, on the day of our
to have made a great "rucus"
in Israel, I think It would be nonsense to
believe Pontius Pilate never wrote about any
of this "Jesus thing" to his
Caesar, or that Caiaphas never reported
these things to the Sanhedrim, or that the
Sanhedrim never sent someone like Jonathan
to investigate the happenings at Bethlehem.
- As these
not part of the Bible, the reader is left to
decide for themselves to believe them or not
to believe them.
- Nothing in these in
any way challenges or even discredits what
is known about Jesus of Nazareth. It
is our opinion that the reports about Jesus
tend to confirm what we already know; that
he is the Savior and Messiah; and that He
came to earth and lived a sinless life as a
about what Lazarus thinks of Jesus, the
Sanhedrim investigator wrote that Mary &
Martha told him: "He thought him to be
one of God's prophets. He said when they
were out in the mountains, as they are most
all the time, Jesus can tell him all about
the flowers, trees, and rocks, can tell him
everything in the world, and that none of
the animals are afraid of him. He says often
the stag and the wolf will come and stand
for Jesus to stroke their mane, and seem
almost loath to go away from him. He says
that no poisonous serpent will offer to hiss
at him. Their brother thinks he is perfectly
safe if Jesus is with him."
In the same
investigative report by the Sanhedrim's
investigator Gamaliel, an old man named
Massalian quotes Jesus as saying; "Who
can measure the distance between God and the
flower of the field? What connection is there
between man and the lily?"
The Archko Volume is a controversial document written by Rev. W. D. Mahan, a Boonville, Missouri
minister, published in 1887.
See some questions about document authenticity here
Also, read this BLOG
which discredits the Archo Volume; that brings up some