Malchus' Ear: a biblical novel

Malchus' Ear: a biblical novel

by Arlon K Stubbe


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Malchus' Ear: a biblical novel by Arlon K Stubbe

Malchus' Ear is a biblical novel that focuses on the chief servant of the high priest Caiaphas. When sent to learn the truth about a roaming prophet named Yeshua from Nazareth, Malchus encounters a series of experiences that drastically alter the world in which he lives and also reshape his own personal life.

Along the way, Malchus observes Yeshua first-hand and meets one of his followers, a man named Yehuda from Kerioth, who involves him in a scheme to force Yeshua to reveal his true nature and purpose.

This novel offers readers a fresh look at the Jesus saga and places the main characters of the gospels in a context that humanizes them and provides a complex, yet balanced, view of their motives.

In addition, it presents Caiaphas and other Jewish leaders in a realistic way that avoids stereotyping them, while retaining the tension between their religious devotion on the one hand and forced allegiance to Rome on the other.

Malchus' Ear is a personal look at life in the first century world of Judea and Galilee that allows readers to re-experience the story of Jesus in a way that avoids both a literal repetition of the gospels and an over-sentimentalized treatment of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539118329
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Arlon K. Stubbe is a retired clergyperson with 41 years of experience, former op-ed newspaper columnist, and author of both fiction and non-fiction books. He has written nine novels, including Malchus' Ear - his first work of biblical fiction. Other novels are works of contemporary literature (the 1960's and more current periods) and historical fiction (St. John Chrysostom, 4th century Byzantine religion and culture).

Captivated by the beauty of words since childhood, as an adult Stubbe has written op-ed pieces for three newspapers on societal and religious themes, as well as various poems. A past member of the writers' club at Penn State University - Shenango Campus, he now posts articles on HubPages using the byname of 'BearTales' and continues to write books and preach occasionally in area churches.

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