Do you have any idea if it is accurate? Where did it come from? Yes, I have a copy in my library and I have read it. 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. This volume has been reprinted many times under various titles, most often as The Archko Volume or Archko Library.
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It purported to be an official report of the trial and death of Jesus made directly to the Roman Emperor Tiberius by Pilate as governor of Judaea.
Mahan claimed the text was supplied to him in by a German scholar, Henry C. Vantberger of New York, for English translation. McIntosh of Scotland and Dr. Twyman of England, also otherwise unheard of. It quotes an unknown Greek philosopher, "Meeleesen," and includes references to Josephus that do not exist.
It mistakenly asserts that Philo spoke often of Jesus and that "the scribes of those days were most all Rabbis. Contemporaries raised the question of whether Mahan could have possibly made the trip to Rome and Constantinople in less than two months. At one point, a strange word reveals that a single line of the printed text of Ben-Hur has accidentally been omitted during copying. He promised to withdraw the book from publication.
The title Archko Volume appeared during this period, as did the note "Second edition". This second edition omits "Eli and the Story of the Magi" and also creates a preface using material from the introductions to the texts.
The omission of the Eli text suggests that the court verdict was known to the reviser. The circumstances of composition, the letters to the Boonville Advertiser , and the proceedings of the church court were all investigated by Edgar J.
What is the Archko Volume?
Keep in mind - these are: Non-canon documents Christians should keep in mind that only Holy Scripture is deemed to be inspired by God. Mahan published a book entitled The Archko Volume. According to Rev Mahan, it is the results of his exhaustive search for 1st century documents. Among 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..
The Archko Volume: Or the Archeological Writings of the Sanhedrim & Talmuds of the Jews