36 Pfeiffer, Dead Sea Scrolls, p. 97.

New Testament and, if his resurrection is verified, this could also serve to confirm his message.^37

Yet, we must still reject this approach to the life of Jesus. The illogical argumentation, the differences between Christianity and Qumran and the differences between Jesus and the Teacher of Righteousness all invalidate it. However, even if this hypothesis was demonstrated, it would affect nothing of major importance in Christianity since Jesus did have some type of background and his message can be shown to be trustworthy and unique anyway. Jesus’ Message Is Changed by Others