The Betrayal

The Betrayal

The Lost Life of Jesus : A Novel

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Baker & Taylor
Early fourth-century biblical scholar Brother Barnabas flees for his life while protecting ancient holy texts that reveal Christ's more radical and heretical side, texts that have been denounced and ordered for destruction by the Ecumenical Council of Bishops.

McMillan Palgrave
There is an alternate story of the life of Jesus. One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it, ordered them burned, and threatened anyone found copying them with death. International bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear put more than thirty years of exhaustive research into this fascinating novel.
In A.D. 325, Brother Barnabas is a student of the ancient holy texts. These books paint a portrait of Jesus that is radical, heretical, and irresistible. In the writings of Mary Magdalene, Phillip, and James, Barnabas finds clues to a secret he must protect at all costs. But the Ecumenical Council of Bishops has just declared his cherished books "a hotbed of manifold perversity." Emperor Constantine has decreed that the documents must be burned and that anyone found copying them will be executed as a heretic.
Barnabas's monastery is attacked. Brother Barnabas flees with his trusted companions, but they are being followed, for the True Church cannot allow them to find the most sacred place on Earth. In fact, it will do anything to stop them...


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& Taylor

Early fourth-century biblical scholar Brother Barnabas flees for his life while protecting ancient holy texts written by such figures as Mary Magdalene, Phillip, and James that reveal Christ's more radical and heretical side, texts that have been denounced and ordered for destruction by the Ecumenical Council of Bishops. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2008
Edition: 1st hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780765315465
0765315467
Characteristics: 384 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gear, W. Michael

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Gavroche1984
Mar 25, 2017

Thoughtful. Beautifully expressed locations, people, and events. A perspective that felt real and closer to the heart than all the made up history that is presented as truth.

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Komplikator
Jan 30, 2015

Gear fans, don't bother

This couple's "First Americans" and "Anazasi " series weren't bad, if a little formulaic, but I could get 20 pages into this one

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