Breaking Da Vinci Code
Historical novel The Da Vinci Code, written by Dan Brown in 2003, provided some food for thought. Long before Dan Brown put pen to paper the concept of Jesus having been married and moving on much was written about the life of Jesus after the crucifixion. From the second century onward almost 5 000 pieces of manuscripts have been found – mostly discovered during the 20th century, that beckoned to be included in the New Testament. Since none of the original New Testament gospels have as yet been discovered we continue to be entertained by the many views in the many debates surrounding the fascinating life of Jesus. Described by New York Times as a “riddle-filled, code-breaking, exhilaratingly brainy thriller, ” The Times described it as “littered with misconceptions, howlers and location descriptions straight out of tourist guide books.” The Da Vinci Code garnered effusive, even ebullient, praise from numerous reviewers. The Library Journal raved, “This masterpiece should be mandatory reading”; the Chicago Tribune marveled that the book contained “several doctorates” worth of fascinating history and learned speculation”.