Why this Book:
The Conspiracy to Assassinate Jesus Christ

Original story and plot

The premise of this story has never been told before.

 

No one, including theologians and non-fiction writers, has ever linked Jesus and Sejanus together in any substantive way.

 

 

Historical authenticity, convincing chronology, and similar works

Great effort was made to remain faithful to the secular history and biblical accounts surrounding the lives of Christ, Sejanus, Pilate and others.

 

Anachronisms of every kind (including colloquialisms) were painstakingly avoided. Nowhere in this story is there a deliberate intention to contradict any accounts in the Christian Bible except for the denouement of Judas Iscariot. However, the author has taken extensive artistic license to speculate on the motivations of the various historical and biblical characters to create an entirely new work of fiction

 

 

Many controversial subjects considered (some still heatedly debated:

  • Why did Mother Mary and Joseph really leave Nazareth for Bethlehem?
  • Was Jesus self-aware, omniscient and capable of miracles when he was born?
  • What did Jesus do in his first thirty years before starting his ministry?
  • Who were the ‘wise men’ really?
  • What did Jesus really look like?
  • What was the relationship really between Mary Magdalene, Jesus, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea?
  • How many blood-related siblings did Jesus really have?
  • Did Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea really vote for Jesus’ innocence at the Sanhedrin trial?
  • Was Judas ordered to betray Jesus (therefore, he had no freedom of choice)?
  • Why did Judas really betray Jesus?
  • Did Judas pay a higher price for God’s new covenant (atonement) than Jesus?
  • Why did the brutal and culturally insensitive Pilate really try to save Jesus’ life?
  • Why did the high priest, Joseph Caiaphas, really want Jesus dead?
  • What was the real reason Jesus was executed?
  • Did Jesus commit suicide by not speaking and acting in his own defense at his trial?
  • What is the real meaning of the abbreviation INRI (generally believed to state ‘Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews’)?

 

Other Unique Qualities of the Story

  • Jesus tells his own story
  • The source(s) of Jesus’ philosophy, moral code, and view of God
  • Comprehensive author's notes
  • The reader is a party to conversations between Jesus and God, discussing:
    • Nature of the soul
    • The nature of God
    • Why evil is allowed to exist
    • The role of Satan

 

 

NOTE: The author has no hidden agenda to impart a particular view, philosophy or belief. This book is strictly a work of fiction, intended for casual and thought-provoking entertainment.

 

 

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