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For those who have read The Da Vinci Code (and no spoiler for those who haven't) - I caught the author in an error. His Hebrew transliteration is for shit. He turned an H into a Vav. What the fuck?

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eub
May. 25th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, over on the non-fiction side of the isle, I bet Elaine Pagels' books are moving off the shelves.

Is the author claiming it's a work of historical accuracy? (I'm not saying he's not -- haven't followed interviews, since I haven't read the book -- just asking.)
00goddess
May. 25th, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've read anything by Elaine Pagel. Titles?

I don't think he's claiming it's a work of historical accuracy, but a lot of the claims made in the book are presented as though they are historically accurate.

It's obviously not the fault of the author if people take it seriously (as they are already doing), but he did have the opportunity to include more historically accurate stuff, and he didn't.
eub
May. 25th, 2004 10:57 pm (UTC)
The Gnostic Gospels, for example. I'm in no position to judge her historiography, but she seems to be doing an honest job of it.
00goddess
May. 25th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC)
Wow, the reviews are pretty impressive- esp one from a Yale professor. Might have to check it out someday. Thanks!

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