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In a startling follow-up to the New York Times best-seller The Jesus Family Tomb, a historical detective story that unravels a newly translated document filled with startling revelations and fascinating detail about the life and times of Jesus.

Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, copied by an anonymous monk. The manuscript is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century, Jesus' lifetime. And now, The Lost Gospel provides the first-ever translation from Syriac into English of this unique document that tells the inside story of Jesus' social, family, and political life.

The Lost Gospel takes listeners on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm-shifting manuscript. What the authors eventually discover is astounding: confirmation of Jesus' marriage to Mary the Magdalene; the names of their two children; the towering presence of Mary the Magdalene; a previously unknown plot on Jesus' life, thirteen years prior to the crucifixion; an assassination attempt against Mary the Magdalene and their children; Jesus' connection to political figures at the highest level of the Roman Empire; and a religious movement that antedates that of Paul - 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.

©2014 Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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it all makes sound sense!

loved it, all the contradictions I perceived growing up in a Catholic society are now cleared up....the lost scroll is in fact the missing piece. Thank you for such a through research....we are one...that was his message ying and yang.

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Very well-crafted but uses lot of sketchy material

Pretty central for much of the argument, is stuff like Virgin births like mithras, without any not that this is talking about being made out of a rock, and they take texts like The secret gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Jesus wife to be authentic.
Also they put very high stock in hidden changes in many texts that is simply edited or even removed to shift theology of text, with no textual evidence to back it up.

Also they some times have either done seriously sloppy work, or outright deliberately lied, for instance when they say that Ephrems hymn 21 specifically refers to Mary Magdalene, and not Mary the mother of Jesus, and cites a passage saying The church is like Mary, but when you check the hymn, the last Mary mentioned is Mary, Jesus' mom.

At the very least it was very entertaining read. But when I see so many factually wrong and borderline lies in the material I actually knew about, and in the few things I actually checked, I find no reason at all to trust that the even more speculative and controversial stuff is trustworthy either.

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Influential insight from the hidden gospel .

This insightful translation of the real story of Jesus and Mary is charged with disbelief, and yet factual support across the biblical and historical references to offer a new perspective of the life and motives of Jesus and Mary Magdalene who was truly the wife of Jesus. the truth of this is that like us all, Jesus was human and just q MSN who inspired a greater level of being.

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Systematic obliteration of alternative knowledge such as the Mayan literature by "Christians" is another example

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Provocative and very interesting....

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! I was raised Roman Catholic, however over the last decade or so, I have found myself at odds with their teachings. The relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus continues to intrigue me and how the early Christian Church developed and defined itself is so thoroughly examined by the author.

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Great information But

The book has a prejudiced view due to the lack of an allegorical understanding. The Monks that preserved this and other codexies weren't interested in physical sex. Their interest was purely spiritual. The excesses of some groups are reminiscent of hippy movements of the 1960's through the current new age movements and this seems to be their conclusion. Other than that, it is well researched, written and presented. A knowledge of the practice of the Asthetics and their practices would aid a readers understanding.

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Thought Provoking

Although this is very thoughtful, and I can believe Jesus was married, some of the assumptions are a stretch. Not to say that none of it is true, just that I don't see Christianity as a sex cult. I can see the political views though. And maybe that is a effect of my upbringing.

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this book was an interesting take on the bible but

this book was very well written and may be a truism it all comes down to what do you believe to be truth or fiction I would definitely recommend reading it and draw your own conclusions to its believe ability thank you hem.

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Disappointed

Was really looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. The book was slow and very repetitive. Did not seem to offer anything new. Maybe it was a little heavy on the scholarly side and could've used a lighter hand.

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  • 01-13-16

fascinating

This is a fascinating incite into the political implications of the early faith of Christianity. It presents the decoding of early text and the academic arguements for their justification clearly to the lay person. it makes you question eerything that the Christian Church believes, yet still with the belief in Jesus' work. i enjoyed listening to this book and will recommend this to others.

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  • Teresa Cooper
  • 12-23-15

So was Jesus married?

This books gives the listener/ reader facts, hypothesis and suggestions about Jesus and the life we don't read in the bible. We are told many things from differing sources about his life, marriage, children and siblings. Try the book and make up your own mind.

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  • mollymoon1
  • 05-21-15

Enjoyable

I quite enjoyed this book, but at the end of the day, you can look at any ancient story, change the names and say hey-ho, here is the hidden story of Jesus and Mary. Or just about anyone you want! However, putting my personal sceptiscicm aside, the book has been incredibly well written and the content, extremely well researched and I believe that the writers believe they have truly scrutinised and deciphered the syriac manuscripts to which they are referring as a hidden diary of Jesus and Mary’s early years and married life together, and which had been anciently disguised as the story of Joseph and Aseneth! They could not have possibly penned this good literature had they not had this enthusiasm for the story. I admire the authors for their work and of course the reader/listener must make their own decisions on whether to believe this or not. I would recommend it as a debating platform which goes with so many other factual and fictional stories along the same lines, (the Da Vinci Code – The Last Temptation of Christ – Holy Blood, Holy Grail etc.,) but for writing and research content as well as literary substance, it has good content and I would recommend its purchase. Easy on the ear and easy to follow the story line. Enjoy.

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  • 11-15-18

A gripping read from start to finish.

I loved this book and found it extremely interesting. Very well written and easy to get through.

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  • Sally jo-anne finlay
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Thought Provoking Revelation of Jesus & Mary

This book cleverly takes you on a mystery tour, using another rediscovered coded manuscript to shine a light into a side of Jesus & his contemporaries that you never really considered yet now seems so obvious. Reminding you with a brief history lesson that Jesus & his crucifixion was not a 'stand alone story' when placed against Rome: Political Intrigue, Imperial ambitions, assassination attempts, machinations, lust & subplots, surprisingly involving Galilee being closer to Rome's movers & shakers than you'd think. Jesus was a man of his times & no political novice! Mary the Magdala also shines as a renowned beauty, astute & independent woman. Very much Jesus' equal, perhaps the "it couple' of the time! This all comes together beautifully in a candid & well researched theory. The fact that the original scrolls contents had to be recorded using double meaning ambiguities gives an idea of the level of political turmoil of the time, dictating Jesus rise & fall.