The Betrayal: The Lost Life of Jesus

The Betrayal The Lost Life of Jesus There is an alternate story of the life of Jesus One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it ordered them burned and threatened anyone found copying the

  • Title: The Betrayal: The Lost Life of Jesus
  • Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear W. Michael Gear
  • ISBN: 9780765315465
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
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    There is an alternate story of the life of Jesus One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it, ordered them burned, and threatened anyone found copying them with death International bestselling authors and award winning archaeologists Kathleen O Neal Gear and W Michael Gear put than thirty years of exhaustive researchThere is an alternate story of the life of Jesus One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it, ordered them burned, and threatened anyone found copying them with death International bestselling authors and award winning archaeologists Kathleen O Neal Gear and W Michael Gear put than thirty years of exhaustive research into this fascinating novel In A.D 325, Brother Barnabas is a student of the ancient holy texts These books paint a portrait of Jesus that is radical, heretical, and irresistible In the writings of Mary Magdalene, Phillip, and James, Barnabas finds clues to a secret he must protect at all costs But the Ecumenical Council of Bishops has just declared his cherished books a hotbed of manifold perversity Emperor Constantine has decreed that the documents must be burned and that anyone found copying them will be executed as a heretic Barnabas s monastery is attacked Brother Barnabas flees with his trusted companions, but they are being followed, for the True Church cannot allow them to find the most sacred place on Earth In fact, it will do anything to stop them

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    • Amy says:

      The Gears warn that this book could be considered controversial because it brings into question certain passages of the bible. For me, it was not controversial at all. I have grown up listening to a more historical view of Christianity and see the bible as a historical document more than anything else. The Gears are well respected archaeologists and writers and they did not disappoint me with this book. This book takes place in the days leading up to the crucifiction and then in alternate chapte [...]

    • Vic says:

      The Betrayal: The Lost Life of Jesus: A Novel by Kathleen O'Neal Gear is an infinitely more interesting and provocative commentary on religion than the gimmicky book by A. J. Jacobs about his year of living biblically. I have never particularly liked nor believed in organized religion nor found any comfort in religious doctrine. Nor do I respect an industry that consists of each group lobbying vociferously for their own particular brand of truth. Not to mention the outright lying, acts of genoci [...]

    • Doug says:

      I am a student of archaeology, anthropology and American history (not just the colonists), so I have read and enjoyed many books based on American Indian life by the Gears. I did not even know this one existed until I ran across it in the library. I'm glad I did. I just so happened to be investigating early Christianity, before the Church and scribes started mucking with it, in my own spiritual studies at the time, so it was very fortuitous. I don't take this as a new gospel or anything, but it [...]

    • Chris says:

      A very good look at what the monks of 325 CE might have gone through after the Nicean Council voted on the beliefs of Christianity and which Gospels counted. While the main story was fictional, it was backed up with research and footnotes from the ancient texts (Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi library, etc). I personally enjoyed reading the footnotes more than the story; not because the story was that bad, but because I am very interested in early Christianity and how it drastically differed from [...]

    • Ben Babcock says:

      The historicity of Jesus Christ is one of the most controversial and interesting subjects of Christian scholarship. I am also particularly interested in the Council of Nicea in 325 C.E. and its curation of what would eventually become the New Testament. The Betrayal offers a fictional perspective on both, drawing on accumulated evidence to present an historical interpretation of the life and death of Jesus and the shaping of Christianity three centuries later. While its presentation of Jesus and [...]

    • Janice says:

      Although this book is not as well written or captivating as most of the others I have read by the Gears it is certainly thought provoking. As most of their other books, the chapters alternate time periods, in this one between the days immediately following the cruxifiction of Christ, and the days just afer the meeting at Nicocea that established what books would be chosen to be part of the New Testament. This book, while written as fiction, is foot-noted and well researched. Basic tenents of cur [...]

    • Alex Telander says:

      THE BETRAYAL: THE LOST LIFE OF JESUS BY KATHLEEN O’NEAL GEAR AND W. MICHAEL GEAR: Renowned husband and wife authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, of the First North Americans and Anasazi Mysteries series, return with their most controversial book to date. Also archaeologists, the Gears apply over thirty years of research with their backgrounds in biblical archaeology, religious studies, Greek, Latin, to reveal a new and relatively unknown and historically unsupported biography of [...]

    • Samantha says:

      I love historical fiction and I also love anything that has to do with bringing a touch of reality to the Bible and the life of Jesus. So when I saw this book at my local library, I snatched it up.The premise: Rome has decided that Jesus' birth was indeed virgin and his resurrection was fleshly. That means that any book stating otherwise must be destroyed.Enter Barnabas. He's a monk in charge of the books at his monastery and who has knowledge of the content and whereabouts of certain now-hereti [...]

    • Amy says:

      My classification for this book is probably a little weird. Books aren't normally Historical-Fiction and Non-Fiction at the same time. This book is really a historical fiction book but so much of it (I would say more than your average historical fiction) is based on facts. They even footnoted the book and had a bibliography. They warn in the introduction to this book that some may find this book controversial and upsetting. The story is told in two main different time periods, the main story bei [...]

    • Keith says:

      I find the Gear's anthropological approach to historical fiction, concerning native American tribal life, not only provocative but captivatingly exciting and I wanted to see how they would apply their research methods to another culture. Because of the enmeshment of Christianity with the western world there are numerous “cautions” to readers that this story might be thought to be a challenge to the faithful but most of the revelations were not as shocking as I thought they might be. While th [...]

    • Amy says:

      This book wasn't a great novel, but it made me think about a set of historical issues I hadn't thought about in a long time, and about the basis of faith, and for that, I really enjoyed it. It has also prompted a lot of conversation in my house about the Gnostic Gospels and what they may or may not contribute to an understanding of the historical (in my case) and divine (in my partner's case) Jesus. As others have noted, the ending was lousy.

    • Velvetink says:

      Probably 4 stars for historical info. & accurate biblio. Great references and Hebrew, Greek & Biblical Aramaic translations. Ending was a little abrupt. Tug lib throw out. 60cents

    • John Lucy says:

      Reads much like a Dan Brown novel, and in that way it's pretty good. I know that the Gears have written many other books prior to this one, most of which follow the same historical fiction pattern, as best I know, but still I wouldn't be surprised if the inspiration for writing this book came almost entirely from Brown's recent success. If you're expecting Dan Brown thrill, however, don't get your hopes up. Though the book possesses that have-to-think-fast-figure-stuff-out-before-they-do-and-sta [...]

    • Kat Pegfred says:

      This book is like Mythbusters for Christianitywith a hell of an adventure tale woven in.I'm grateful to the Gears for writing this tome!The amount of research they put into writing this is breathtaking - they even accessed the Vatican library for some of their sources!

    • Michael says:

      Historical fiction; parallel plots of the passion week and of the 4th century conflict over the Council of Nicea & the outlawing of the Gnostic Gospels.

    • Chy says:

      If I may paraphrase a footnote in the book: It doesn't prove anything, but it is interesting.The first half or so is too much like a textbook that's trying to be a novel. Yet it has some beautiful sentences here and there. Toward the end, I was allowed to really get into the characters, particularly Barnabas and his crew. But also Yosef.Which brings up another point. Between the Hebrew version of names, the Greek version of names, and the footnotes with the names readers of the modern Bible know [...]

    • Louise says:

      This book is a different direction for the Gears whose work is primarily novels on North American Indians. Like their other works, this book is well researched. Unlike many historical novels, it has footnotes showing the authority for some of its material.I believe the last page sums up the intended thesis of the novel (Constantine felt that Christianity as he defined and fashioned it by selecting its texts would be "a powerful imperial tool"), but the book does not build towards it. The format [...]

    • Kathleen Dixon says:

      This novel is set in two time periods - around the death of Jesus, and 300 years later around the Council of Nicaea, at which the Church under the rule of Constantine set its doctrine. This setting of doctrine was, of course, done as a political tool - no one person could control the whole of Christendom is the people were allowed to have differing views on the humanity/divinity of Christ, on the resurrection, on the virgin birth, on the miracles, etc. etc. In the first time setting we see a lit [...]

    • Sharon says:

      Once again Kathleen O'Neal Gear and Michael Gear have produced a provocative book-that is thoughtful- loving- and respectful of cultural norms and antiquities . Historical and political the book challenges the readers senses and understanding of true meaning.I loved the book- found it a very hard read ,not because of content or subject matter- but i found myself glued to the footnotes and my Ipad looking up details and checking historical facts.The story was well developed the characters believa [...]

    • Melissa says:

      Not one of Gear's best efforts. I appreciate her taking on a different era, a different kind of mystery, but in the end, it's just another Christianity-bashing book. *sigh* Why is this such a popular past time for authors these days? Can we pick on another religion for a change? I actually stopped reading this book before I got to the end due to boredom with the characters, the ideas and the general pointlessness of the whole thing. The Gears are not generally known for the subtlety of their cha [...]

    • Jeni says:

      I took on this novel with great interest, but found it was nothing new and denegrated the one divine being who ever lived upon this earth--our Savior, Jesus Christ--tearing apart not only his role as our divine Savior, but of being resurrected, taking upon the sins of this world, and of being the literal son of God. Although it was fascinating reading all of the footnotes, passages taken from other books, and accounts of personages at that time, the novel was still written based on theories and [...]

    • Jerroleen says:

      (Spoiler-of-sorts alert)The adventure story of the monks was interesting to an extent. The ending was very disappointing. It was ironic to me that the authors discount a literal resurrection, yet have the audacity to come up with a magical, glowing ephod (breastplate) as a kind of deus ex machina at the end that doesn't really mean anything, do anything (except glow and talk), change anything or add anything to the significance of the whole story. And anyway, where the heck did Gamaliel, Joseph [...]

    • Linda says:

      As usual, the Gears present a well written book with glimpses into the "current" time (or at least the time in which part of the story is occuring) and the past. They do this so well by tying historical research into their novels. In the end, the reader is more educated but not hit over the head with a heavy academic argument. I was a bit disappointed by the actual storyline. I was expecting something more about the relationship between Jesus and Judas based on the title. In reality, the novel f [...]

    • Paul says:

      Let's be very clear The Betrayal is fiction. It is thoroughly researched, thoroughly footnoted and the bibliography provides more than a few directions for the reader. There is plenty of truth found throughout but The Betrayal is fiction.The book presents some possible historical scenarios regarding the immaculate conception and resurrection of Jesus. I'm certainly willing to believe Constantine and his minions altered and shaped Christianity into what it is today for better or worse. The plot i [...]

    • Melissa says:

      Well, this had the worst beginning of any I've ever read. The only reason I kept reading was because I had a few days where I had nothing else to read. But once I got to the middle, it went a little faster. The authors treated this as non-fiction, even foot-noted everything, so it was a little dry. There were also 3 different stories going on at the same time. It was hard to keep up with characters, or even to know what I was reading about. Certainly, it was an interesting "fiction" book for me, [...]

    • Sharon says:

      Based on some archaeological evidence as well as research into some ancient ms the Gears have come up with a book sub-titled "The Lost Life of Jesus". It seems to me that this is more a novel of a supposed story of an attempt (during the Constantine era) to find the burial place of Jesus and the political use of Christianity to further the power of Constantine. I found the book somewhat difficult to follow as it skipped centuries and narrators without giving good directions. Perhaps I just want [...]

    • Gina M Jordan says:

      Unlike all of the Gear's other books together or separate, this work is not organized well, going back & forth in time (& using unexplained time/dates), using multiple names & spellings for each character, I found myself not only bored, but lost without a guide. I've loved all their previous books, so it surprised me to dislike this one. In fact it's difficult to believe this is their writing, without the usual seamless flow that made falling into the world's they brought to life, ir [...]

    • Justine says:

      I found this book very interesting, to the point that I noted all the books in its bibliography and plan to revisit this subject in the future, in greater detail. Absolutely fascinating to learn about Jesus as an actual figure in history, the social and political pressures that shaped the Bible and its teachings, and the theories about the truth of the biblical stories. I can safely say I've never read the Bible itself, so I struggled a little with grasping themes and understanding who people an [...]

    • Lynn says:

      I found this book quite fascinating and thoughtful. It is always difficult to chronicle that time period and any reinterpretations, even those presented as fiction will be controversial. Even if this story were true, and I certainly think it's at least as credible as most, would it make less of Christianity? I don't think so and, interestingly, neither did the characters. I gave the book only four stars because for some reason I found the pacing slow going. I definitely recommend reading this bo [...]

    • Pbwritr says:

      Another book that compels me to want to read and learn more about a subject, this time about Jesus and the history of Christianity. Not the Bible, but historical fact. This novel had footnotes to help illuminate the points made. It was a bit confusing to go back and forth between the time of Jesus and the mid-4th century, especially of soldiers following "the good guys" each time. Great reasonings as to how the Bible was put together, along with key tenets of Christianity, and why: i.e the Virgi [...]

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