Truth Be Known was created in 1995 by independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology D.M. Murdock, also known as "Acharya S."
Acharya's work is designed to bring to light fascinating lost, hidden and destroyed religious, mythological and spiritual traditions that reveal an exciting core of knowledge dating back thousands of years.
Please feel free to post the following articles to your website or blog using the RSS feed!Christ Myth and Other Articles Who was Jesus Christ?
Is the Shroud of Turin Real?
Is the Shroud of Turin genuine? Or is it a forgery in a long line of "pious frauds?"
Is Noah's Ark Real?
Is the biblical story of Noah's Ark a true story? Was there a global flood? Many people have tried to find evidence for this tale.
The Jesus Forgery: Josephus
A brief paragraph in by Jewish historian is cited as proof of the existence of Jesus Christ. Is it really? Or is it a forgery?
Do Pliny, Suetonius and Tacitus Prove Jesus Existed?
Are these supposed references evidence or worthless in the quest for the historical Jesus?
Who was the Virgin Mary?
Who was the Virgin Mary? Was she the Mother of God? As with Jesus himself, Joseph and Mary never appear in the historical record of the time.
Who was Mary Magdalene?
Was Mary Magdalene a "common prostitute?" Was she the wife of Jesus Christ and the mother of his children?
When Was the First Christmas?
Was the first Christmas truly the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th? Or is this holiday much older than that?
The Star in the East and Three Kings
Is the gospel account of the "star in the east" followed by "wise men" from afar true? Or is it a myth based on older stories?
Was Horus Born on December 25th of a Virgin?
Jesus Christ is not the only god supposedly born of a virgin on December 25th. So too was Horus of Egypt.
Who was the Buddha?
Is Buddhism atheistic? Or is "the Buddha" depicted as a divine being with supernatural qualities, similar to Jesus?
Religion & Spirituality
The Phallic 'Savior of the World' Hidden in the Vatican
What is this strange artifact that is so disturbing it must be kept from the public?
Dead Sea Scrolls Prove Bible Unoriginal
Do the scrolls provide evidence for or against the gospel story?
"Murdock's scholarship is relentless! ...the research conducted by D.M. Murdock concerning the myth of Jesus Christ is certainly both valuable and worthy of Danner Men s Wildland Tactical Firefighter Work Black Tactical Boot Men Black b8d473a consideration." —Dr. Kenneth L. Feder, Professor of Archaeology, Central Connecticut State University, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience In Archaeology
"I find myself in full agreement with Acharya S/D.M. Murdock... I find it undeniable that...many, many of the epic heroes and ancient patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament were personified stars, planets and constellations..." —Dr. Robert M. Price, The Pre-Nicene New Testament
"I can recommend your work whole-heartedly!" —Dr. Robert Eisenman, James the Brother of Jesus and The New Testament Code, RobertEisenman.com
"...I have found Murdock's scholarship, research, knowledge of the original languages, and creative linkages to be breathtaking and highly stimulating." —Rev. Dr. Jon Burnham, Pastor, Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX
"Acharya S deserves to be recognized as a leading researcher and an expert in the field of comparative mythology, on a par with James Frazer or Robert Graves—indeed, superior to those forerunners in the frankness of her conclusions and the volume of her evidence." —Barbara Walker, The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets and Man Made God
"I've known people with triple Ph.D's who haven't come close to the scholarship in Who Was Jesus?" —Pastor David Bruce, M.Div, North Park Seminary, Chicago, HollywoodJesus.com
"Thirty years ago, when in divinity school, I might have had second thoughts about becoming an Episcopal priest if a book like D. M. Murdock's Who Was Jesus? had been available to me." —Bob Semes, Retired university professor of History and Religion, Founder and Executive Director of The Jefferson Center
"Ms. Murdock is one of only a tiny number of scholars with the richly diverse academic background (and the necessary courage) to adequately address the question of whether Jesus Christ truly existed as a walking-talking figure in first-century Palestine." —David Mills, Atheist Universe
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