Q: Do the Dead Sea Scrolls really say what you quote them as having said? And where can I verify this?
A: Yes, everything quoted in The Eighth Scroll is accurate and verifiable. There are many scholarly books on the Dead Sea Scrolls, but the three I recommend are The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, by James VanderKam and Peter Flint; Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered, by Robert Eisenman and Michael Wise; and The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception, by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. Useful websites are Qumran 1 and Qumran 2, and
Ancient Sandals provides a nice introduction to the Dead Sea area for prospective tourists.
Q: Are you married? Because if not, Iíd like to have your . . .
A: Iím married.
Q: Are you a Christian?
A: Hm. Begin by asking yourself what it means to be Christian, read what I have to say about this in my book, MisGodíed, and then get back to me with this question.
Q: Are the ďFAQĒ questions on your website for real, or do you make them up?
A: Your question Ė I just made it up.
Q: Your book, The Eighth Scroll, is so much better than The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, or anything else Iíve ever written. How can I write just half as well as you? --Dan Brown
A: I made this up as well.
Q: As a woman, I love the strength of the female characters in The Eighth Scroll. Did you invent those characters, or have you actually known women like that?
A: Hey, isnít this the same person who asked if Iím married? Come to think of it, is this my wife, testing me to see what Iíll say? If so, hey, Iím a man, and Iíll do what I want. Iíve known a bunch of Ö WHACK! Hey! That hurt! Now Iím telling you, woman, Iíve known a couple of Ö POW! (Punch, kick, TCHACK!!!) Okay, okay Ö just one. Iíve only known one woman of such powerful character Ė and Iím married to her.
Q: In The Eighth Scroll, you mention Zionist terrorism against Palestinians. Where can I learn more about this?
A: Start with Arabs and Israel for Beginners, by Ron David and Susan David. Then search Amazon.com for similar titles. The offerings range from popular to scholastic, but the best books avoid prejudiced or ďpolitically correctĒ conclusions and simply tell the history as it is.