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Allegro, John Marco 1923-

Overview
Works: 92 works in 536 publications in 7 languages and 9,902 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Folklore  Pictorial works  Quotations  Manuscripts  Commentaries  Guidebooks  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Originator
Classifications: BM487, 200
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Most widely held works by John Marco Allegro
The sacred mushroom and the Cross; a study of the nature and origins of Christianity within the fertility cults of the ancient Near East by John Marco Allegro( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where did God come from? What do the bible stories really tell us? Who or what was Jesus Christ? This book challenges everything we think we know about the nature of religion -- The ancient fertility cult at the heart of Christianity -- The living power of cultic rites and symbols -- The sacred mushroom as the emblem and embodiment of divinity -- The secret meaning of biblical myths -- The language of religion that links us to our ancestors. The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross sets out John Allegro's quest through a family tree of languages to find the truth about where Christianity came from
The treasure of the Copper scroll : the opening and decipherment of the most mysterious of the Dead Sea scrolls, a unique inventory of buried treasure by John Marco Allegro( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 1981 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery of two copper scrolls, the most baffling of the Dead Sea scrolls
The People of the Dead Sea Scrolls in text and pictures by John Marco Allegro( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial survey showing the finding and assembling of the scroll fragments, sites, and progress of excavation, by a British scholar active in deciphering the scrolls
The chosen people; a study of Jewish history from the time of the exile until the revolt of Bar Kocheba, sixth century B.C. to second century A.D by John Marco Allegro( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study of Jewish history from the 6th century BC until the 1st century AD"--Book jacket
Qumrân cave 4 by Joseph M Baumgarten( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian myth by John Marco Allegro( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was Jesus of Nazareth a real historical person or a fictional character in a religious legend? What do the Dead Sea Scrolls reveal about the origins of Christianity? Has there been a conspiracy to suppress information in the Scrolls that contradicts traditional church teaching? John Allegro addresses these and many other intriguing questions in this fascinating account of what may be the most significant archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. As one of the original scholars entrusted with the task of deciphering these ancient documents, Allegro worked on some of the most important texts, including the Biblical commentaries. In 1961, King Hussein of Jordan appointed him to be honorary advisor to the Jordanian government on the Dead Sea Scrolls. In his engaging and highly readable style, Allegro conveys the excitement of the initial archaeological find and takes the reader on a journey of intellectual discovery that goes to the heart of Western culture. Allegro suggests that Christianity evolved out of the Messianic theology of the Essenes, the Jewish sect that wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. This new edition of Allegro's book also contains an essay in which he describes the in-fighting among the scholars assigned to study the scrolls and his thirty-year battle to release all of the texts to the public. Allegro was one of the first scholars to protest the long delay in publishing the Scrolls and to criticize his colleagues for their secretive and possessive attitudes. This issue has recently been the focus of national media coverage, with the result that after forty years, open access to all of the Dead Sea Scrolls has finally been permitted. If he had lived to see it, John Allegro would have been very pleased by this resolution of the controversy. In the same spirit of free inquiry that Allegro championed, Prometheus is reissuing his book in paperback to encourage open discussion of these important ancient texts.--Amazon.com
The Shapira affair by John Marco Allegro( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1981 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Sea scrolls and the origins of Christianity by John Marco Allegro( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of a road by John Marco Allegro( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970, John M. Allegro published The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross, arguing that the early Christians belonged to a drug cult, their sacrament consisting of hallucinogenic mushrooms. The book contained a large amount of linguistic data to support Allegro's speculations. In his follow-up book, The End of a Road, Allegro considered the philosophical ramifications of having undermined Christianity and hence, for many people, religion altogether. He argued that abandoning religion is not tantamount to abandoning morality; rather, it should enable a more honest and straightforward approach to
Search in the desert by John Marco Allegro( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physician, heal thyself-- by John Marco Allegro( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All manner of men by John Marco Allegro( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost gods by John Marco Allegro( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Allegro Qumran photograph collection by John Marco Allegro( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of 1470 photographs of Allegro's associated with Khirbet Qumran and the texts discovered there, as well as those associated with some other places, such as ʻAin Feshkha, Khirbet Mird, and Wadi Murrabbaʹat. The photographs are arranged in four categories: A. Archaeology; B. Biography; C. Copper scroll; and D. Documents
Der Geheimkult des heiligen Pilzes : Rauschgift als Ursprung unserer Religionen by John Marco Allegro( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 4 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the nature and origins of Christianity within fertility cults of the ancient Near East
Qumran cave 4 by John Marco Allegro( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minor prophets by Hermann Lichtenberger( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sokrovishcha mednogo svitka by John Marco Allegro( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in Russian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Sea scrolls on microfiche : a comprehensive facsimile edition of the texts from the Judean Desert by Emanuel Tov( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Allegro, Džon Marko 1923-1988

Allegro, J. M.

Allegro, John.

Allegro, John 1923-

Allegro, John 1923-1988

Allegro John M.

Allegro, John M. 1923-

Allegro, John M. 1923-1988

Allegro, John M. (John Marco)

Allegro, John M. (John Marco), 1923-

Allegro, John M. (John Marco), 1923-1988

John Marco Allegro

John Marco Allegro britischer Philologe

John Marco Allegro Brits onderwijzer (1923-1988)

John Marco Allegro saggista e docente britannico

Аллегро, Джон Марко 1923-

アレグロ

アレグロ, J. M.

アレグロ, ジョン M.

ジョン・アレグロ

約翰·馬可·阿列佐

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Qumrân cave 4The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian mythPhysician, heal thyself--Qumran cave 4Minor prophets