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The 3T Double Helix Hexology

July 27, 2013
In literary jargon, a hexology is obviously a series of six works, but the phrase “double helix hexology” was coined by Phil Plait, the Science Host for the Discovery Channel in his January 27, 2011 blog. His entry on the relationship between The first Star Wars trilogy and the second Star Wars trilogy, intertwined as they are, forward and back, points to the symbiotic relationship between the Three Testaments trilogy (Noah’s Other Son, Forensic Scriptures and Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel and Quran) and the upcoming 3T Companion trilogy, (Three Testaments Companion, Some Year in Jerusalem, and The Dead Zee Scrolls). The first trilogy is focused tightly on the scriptures; the second trilogy consists of a study guide, a three act drama, and some ground breaking research. The play is possibly the pièce de résistance of the second trilogy, though scholarly colleagues appear to be eagerly anticipating The Dead Zee Scrolls, given their interest in recent discoveries of ancient Zoroastrianism documents in Western China.

The first trilogy is complete and was published in 2007, 2009 and 2012, with a Three Testament paperback due out in late 2013. Within that first trilogy we may say that Noah’s Other Son and Forensic Scriptures were prequels or trial balloons for the larger work, Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel and Quran, the anchor of the first trilogy, is also key to the double helix in an important sense. The second trilogy begins with the Three Testament Companion, appearing in early 2014. It actually contains preview scenes from Some Year in Jerusalem, which will be premiered in 2015 off Broadway in New York by the Judson Theater Company, prior to its availability for both amateur and professional theatres from Samuel French Inc. The Dead Zee Scrolls may be in production by 2016. Meanwhile, in 2014 the paperback of Three Testaments: Torah Gospel and Quran will be launched internationally at Oxford University and the Three Testament Companion will be launched the same week at Cambridge University as readers, students and scholars in the UK and Europe begin serious engagement with the 3T Double Helix Hexology.
Posted by: Brian Arthur Brown