"...'Why Waco?' is at pains to prove that a fuller understanding of the Branch Davidian religion might have averted the final disaster. Understanding, however, has its limits. As the authors themselves note, even many Seventh-day Adventists, who certainly had the background to understand, adopted the conventional image of Koresh as a dangerous cult leader. That's because, as far as they were concerned, he was not who he pretended to be but a classic false prophet, as denounced in both Hebrew and Christian Scripture."Tabor, James D. is the author of 'Why Waco? Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America', published 1997 under ISBN 9780520208995 and ISBN 0520208994.