Ed Sherman's New Book
Probes Origins of Buddhism,
Citing Solomon's Likely Influence
People assume Buddhism originated in India, free of any real Western influence. In this book, BCD's Ed Sherman challenges this belief. Back in 2007, BCD's code findings indicated a strong link between Buddha and portions of the Bible written by Solomon four centuries before Buddha lived. We researched this possibility and a compelling array of intriguing evidence surfaced.
The Bible plainly tells us that "The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart." (1 Kings 10:24, NIV) India's existence was well known in Israel when these words were written.
A colony of Jews settled in India around the time of Buddha's birth (563 BC). Perhaps Buddha encountered a learned Jew who briefed him on Solomon's sayings, which in turn became a key part of Buddha's new religion? Is that why Buddhism resonates with many Westerners today?
BCD was blown away by how long and strong the codes were that suggested a Buddha—Solomon linkage. That linkage can go far in explaining numerous similarities between the teachings of Buddha and Jesus.
How do Judaism, Buddhism and Christianity compare? How might they be interrelated? This blockbuster book will tell you everything you need to know to better appreciate key similarities and differences. Its side-by-side comparisons are an invaluable resource.