The Lost Gospel
Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the MagdaleneBook - 2014
Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, copied by an anonymous monk. This document is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century, but it has never been properly translated and decoded--until now. Working with an expert team of translators and digital imaging experts, the authors provide the first ever translation from Syriac into English of this unique document that tells the inside story of Jesus' social, family and political life. This book takes the reader on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm-shifting text. What the authors eventually discover is astounding: the confirmation of Jesus' marriage to Mary the Magdalene; the names of their two children; a previously unknown plot on Jesus' life more than a decade prior to the crucifixion; an attempt to abduct Mary and kill their children; the politics behind the crucifixion; and a religious movement that antedates Paul's--the Church of Mary the Magdalene. Part historical detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia. Jacobovici and Wilson's discovery positions this ancient text alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic writings as pillars of our evolving understanding of the historical Jesus.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xx, 444 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Decoding the ancient text that reveals Jesus' marriage to Mary the Magdalene