This book is an extraordinary and provocative explanation of one of history's great unsolved mysteries: who - or what - was Jesus? The Gospels provide no direct answers, and both the life of Jesus as it has been recorded for us. and the teachings and activities of the Apostles, are surrounded by extraordinary contradictions and baffling inconsistencies. No reader can fail to be carried along by the tantalizing search for clues as Salibi attempts to unravel history's best-kept secret - the true identity of Jesus.
About the Author
Kamal Salibi is a historian and specialist on the modern Middle East. He has a keen interest in biblical studies and is the author of the bestselling The Bible Came from Arabia, as well as a highly acclaimed history of Lebanon, A House of Many Mansions (I.B.Tauris). He is a committed Christian.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements * Introduction * The problem * What Acts does not say about Paul * The Gospel Evidence * The Koranic testimony * The lost Gospel of Waraqah Ibn Nawfal * How much did John know? * From Arabia to Palestine * The Messiah * Dynasty of the Cross * The god who became Christ * The 'Bethany' mysteries * The treason of Judas * Does it matter? * Index