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.
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About the Author
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.