Jim Deardorff’s background is as a researcher in the atmospheric sciences,as a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, and later as a Research Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.
In 1986 he took early retirement from the university in order to spend full time studying the UFO phenomenon, the Meier contactee case, and the Talmud of Jmmanuel (TJ) document of which Meier was a co-discoverer in 1963.
Since then he has been turning himself into an independent scholar of the New Testament Gospels so as to be better able to investigate the genuineness of the TJ. This document is believed by its supporters to give new information about Jesus (Immanuel or Jmmanuel) in India, both before his Palestinian ministry and after the crucifixion.
Deardorff’s analysis of it all is given in his website: www.tjresearch.info.
Extract from Dr Deardoff’s Book
“Many of the foregoing legends and traditions may be unfamiliar to the reader because they have been systematically ignored and suppressed in the West. However, when they are viewed together as a whole, we see a very consistent picture that is trying to tell us that Christianity at a very early stage was directed onto the wrong path, first by Paul and then by the early churches which Paul so heavily influenced.”
The following paper is available online:
A NEW ECUMENISM BASED UPON REEXAMINATION OF THE “LOST YEARS” EVIDENCE
(James W. Deardorff, Oregon State University, September, 1994, Updated September, 2003)
Areas of Research
– Jesus in India
– UFO studies
– The Talmud of Jmmanuel
“Survival of the Crucifixion: Traditions of Jesus within Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism“
James W. Deardorff
December, 1993; revised March, 1998