Here are some of the scholars mentioned in John Collins’s book and his judgment of their ideas:

John Marco Allegro: “[C]ommit[ted] definitive academic suicide.”

André Dupont-Sommer: “Few scholars, either then or later, saw the similarities” he saw. His evidence “is extremely dubious, to say the least.”

Barbara Thiering: A “maverick scholar.” Her theories are “bizarre” and “curiosities.”

Robert Eisenman: “Eccentric,” a “maverick scholar,” his views are not only “curiosities,” but “hate-filled” and “not respected in the scholarly community.”

Alan Crown: His view is “at best exaggerated.”

Yizhar Hirschfeld: “Other scholars have dismissed” his claim.

Robert Donceel and Pauline Donceel-Voute: Their idea is “frankly ludicrous.”

Norman Golb: His views are “not respected in the scholarly community.”

Neil Asher Silberman: His judgment is “utterly at variance with the scholarly community.”

Philip Davies: A “brilliant but contentious British scholar.”

Israel Knohl: His argument “involves huge intuitive leaps that go far beyond the available evidence … very few scholars find his work persuasive.”

Yitzhak Magen and Yuval Peleg: Their view “can hardly be taken seriously.”