Palestine in the first century is a melting pot of Hebrew, Greek, Roman, and Oriental thought, a country at war with its own future. The priests and their cult of animal sacrifice effectively run the Judean Kingdom in the south. Israel in the north is home to Rabbi Yeshua bar Yosef and he is running out of time. After a blockade of the Temple Sacrifices in Jerusalem, he is imprisoned alongside the assassin sent to kill him. Against all odds, his family and friends race to free him. Rabbi Yeshua is a prophet and a mystic who can see the approaching holocaust. Within the violence of animal sacrifice, he can see the destruction of the Jewish people. He desperately tries to send word to the Sanhedrin but the forces of evil seek to silence his voice forever. Based on extensive research, the latest archaeology and modern textual interpretation, the Last Letters of Jesus is a work of Historical Fiction which tries to answer truthfully the age-old questions of 'who was Jesus' and 'what did he really say'? Through the eyes of those who loved him most you can finally unwrap the facts enough to reveal the man behind the myth. PRAISE FOR THE LAST LETTERS OF JESUS "I couldn't put it down!" "Fascinating and suspenseful!" "I'm not exaggerating when I say that this is the most interesting and important book I have ever read!" "An easy to read book that draws you into the world of Roman Palestine. I found myself checking Antonio's facts after every chapter and being surprised by the level of research that has gone into the book. The author's common sense interpretation cuts through most modern objections to Jesus. Thought provoking and enjoyable book." "Loved this book. Fantastic writing by Antonio, feel as though you can relate to the characters personally. Looking forward to the next writings if it's anything as well put together as this, blown away... Well done."
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Contrary to popular belief, first century Palestine was not one unified country and the Jewish people were as diverse then as they are now. Through the eyes of an Israeli prophet and mystic, we explore a country divided by war and religious fundamentalists. 'The Last Letters of Jesus' is historical fiction illustrating historical fact.From the Inside Flap:
In first century Judea, a war is being fought for the soul of the Jewish people. The light of Greek culture has weakened the power of the Jewish priests but, like a pack of wolves amongst a herd of sheep, extremists and fanatics use violence and terror to enforce their version of God's will.
The superpower of the Roman state hangs over the Middle East like a hammer. After a hundred years of Jewish riots and assassinations, the Romans are fast running out of patience.
On the eve of the final apocalypse, evil covers the land like a shadow. In a letter to the last king of Israel, a Rabbi of the Great Sanhedrin tells the story of his crucified son and the secret of the Nazarenes.
Thirty years previously his son, Rabbi Yeshua bar Yosef, discovers an ancient Jewish teaching that could save the world. Arrested after a blockade of the temple sacrifices, he desperately tries to warn the Jewish people. The secret of the Nazarenes will cost him his family, his humanity and ultimately his life.
'What you bring forth from within you will save you. What you fail to bring forth may destroy you.'
Rabbi Yeshua bar Yosef, Gospel of Thomas.Now, with the discovery of the 'Jesus Family Tomb', the 'Jesus Wife' Papyrus and the Dead Sea Scrolls we can finally glimpse the man behind the Jesus myth. The 'Last Letters of Jesus' animates historical fact and puts flesh on the bones of legend.
The 'Last Letters of Jesus' is a work of historical fiction which brings first century Palestine alive through the prism of modern Kabbalah and first century Jewish thought.
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Book Description M.A. Sebastian, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 276 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.69 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0993513417