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The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold

Notice of Errata and Addenda

by Acharya S/D.M. Murdock

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This page does not correct the writing style or grammar, such as misplaced periods, errant commas or wordiness found in the book The Christ Conspiracy, which was released in September 1999.  Rather, it serves to provide a list of typos and errors that affect the accuracy of the text.  It should be kept in mind that the author had no assistance with this book, as she researched, wrote, typed, edited, proofread, typeset and did the illustrations and cover design and execution by herself.  All of this work was done without any funding and with only the author's personal library.  The author apologizes, therefore, for inadvertent typos and mistakes, as she did attempt to make this book as factual and error-free as is humanly possible for a single individual. It should be further noted that the vast majority of the errata are typos and not "historical inaccuracies."  Indeed, in the list below, which may be incomplete, there are only a half dozen or so "factual errors," four of which are by other writers.

(The numbering of the paragraphs below refers to the first full paragraph from the top of the page.)

Page Para Error Correction
Back cover of the first several printings 2 mystery schools and religious mystery schools and religions
28 1 the "the word of the Lord" "the word of the Lord"
41 2 are a mess of contradictions are a mass of contradictions
44 2 shedding the blood the shedding the blood of the
52 2 always been unfailing always been an unfailing
53 5 rabbinical literature of reflect rabbinical literature reflect
60 3 Gnostic, until after the Council of Nicea, when he

Gnostic, until he

[anachronism re Augustine and Nicaea/Nicea removed]

67 6 Doherty says The Jesus Puzzle Doherty says in The Jesus Puzzle
97 3 1 Kings 1:17 1 Kings 1:7
116-117 Various characteristics of Krishna see the discussion in Suns of God
119 1 born of a virgin see the discussion in Suns of God
124 3 The Arabian Issa...the Palestinian Jesus are many and profound. This information is entirely speculative by one author and has no evidence as to its veracity.  The whole paragraph should be removed.
141 4 Aquarius, the "the beginning..." Aquarius, "the beginning..."
152 8 the days and the night the day and the night
153 3 Psalms 68:32-32 Psalms 68:32
158 1 Bishop of Carthage (Based on Wheless, 144) Presbyter of Carthage
160 5 explaining "nobody..." explaining why "nobody..."
162 2 the John the Baptist John the Baptist
illoes between 165-166     last page is duplicate of first
168 4 but he cause but he caused
169 5 "unconscious of St. Peter's existence..." should be St. Paul (the error is in the original quote)
191 3 the divine babe...long before the Christian era long before the Christian era, the divine babe...
197 2 In gospel tale In the gospel tale
221 2 The truth explanation The true explanation
232, et seq. top and 2 (72) decans dodecans
241 3 Like Moses, Krishna should be "Karna," a figure in the Mahabharata
247 2 David was well known and "all the kings of the earth sought his presence" (2 Chron. 9:23)... 2 Chronicles 9:23 actually discusses David's son Solomon and should have been included in the Solomon section on pp. 260-261.
259 3 home of a might hero home of a mighty hero
260 6 the entire story virtually the entire story
267 7 (subtitle) Sacred Numerology/Gematria Sacred Numerology
268 top of is happening of what is happening
285 4 churches built before 138 churches built before 1438 (this is a significant  typo, made in a quote by Barbara Walker--with apologies)
309 top Leontopolis with blessing Leontopolis with the blessing
329 4 began to worked up began to be worked up
330 2 as opposed to from as opposed to the
341 2 united mankind unite mankind
345 5 signs of Zodiac signs of the Zodiac
372 2 Irenaeus and Origin Irenaeus and Origen
391 2 it would reasonable it would be reasonable
402 3 end of the Quaternary end of the Pleistocene epoch of the Quaternary
403 4 Velikovskian David Talbott... (I no longer give credence to this particular part of "catastrophism," as Saturn was considered the "central and everlasting sun" because of its enormity and yellow color, not because it had once occupied a different position.)
411 4 any thing such any thing of such

For further information, please see:  The Christ Conspiracy:  The Greatest Story Ever Sold; "The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ"; Suns of God:  Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled, Who was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ and Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection.



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