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.
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About the Author
Antonio Sebastian is a child of the lost Colonies and belongs nowhere. Only half joking, he describes himself as "Eurotrash." As a commercial Diver, Subsea Inspection Engineer, and Technical Author, his career has blessed him with the freedom to pursue his studies unencumbered by tenure or faculty. He is an Independent Scholar and Student of Anthropology and Religion. For many years, he was a serious student of Soto Zen Buddhism. But after twenty-five years, a personal crisis in Vietnam and a brush with Radical Islam in Algeria brought him to a study of Early Christianity and Judaism. Having concluded that the teachings of Jesus could not be understood outside of their Jewish roots, he began a study of Kabbalah. This study has changed him radically. Antonio intended to write a scholarly work on the relationship between first century Nazarene Judaism and modern Kabbalah but, after ten years of research, concluded that the teachings must be experienced in order to be understood. The Nazarene Chronicles are his attempt to facilitate that experiential understanding. He can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org