The Passover Plot
Hugh J. Schonfield, signed by author
s/t: A New Interpretation of the Life and Death of Jesus
There is probably no other figure in modern Jewish historical research who is more controversial or famous than Hugh J. Schonfield, who once said: “The scholars deplore that I have spilled the beans to the public. Several of them have said to me, ‘You ought to have kept this just among ourselves, you know” What he did to “spill the beans” was to present historical evidence suggesting that Jesus was a mortal man, a young genius who believed himself to be the Messiah and deliberately and brilliantly planned his entire ministry according to the Old Testament prophecies–even to the extent of plotting his own arrest, crucifixion and resurrection.