Author(s): Rollan McCleary
This is a book about the historical Jesus and his modern significance but with special emphasis upon one form of evidence: the signs the Magi knew and that have eluded inquiry for two millennia. Before the Gospels were written something in the skies was the first witness to Jesus. These signs provide unexpected and illuminating information concerning Jesus. But with the first evidence there is the last which poses an urgent question about history and the times in which we live. Who really was Jesus? Was he a dissident Essene leader. a Magician. a Cynic Teacher? Did he marry the Magdalene and die in France or India? Did he claim to be the Messiah or God? Between the assertions of biblical scholars searching for the historical Jesus and channellers offering new apocrypha. Jesus is fast becoming unrecognisable. Is total scepticism about him inevitable or can authentic new data enlighten us?