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The Lost Narrative of Jesus : Deciphering the Transfiguration, Paperback / softback Book

The Lost Narrative of Jesus : Deciphering the Transfiguration Paperback / softback


The greatest Christian mystery resolved! Of all the stories about Jesus, the transfiguration has been the most difficult to understand.

It contains improbable, miraculous elements: a secret meeting on a mountain with Moses and Elijah - both long since dead, God speaking from a cloud, Jesus with his face and clothes transfigured by heavenly light.

The story sits, with curious inconsistencies, uneasily in the gospels.

There are two current theories: either that it is an allegory or a misplaced post-resurrection account.

The author carefully analyses the text to show that neither is right and, in the course of his investigation, causes the pieces of the puzzle to fall dramatically back into place.

The underlying Jewish narrative of the first of the four canonical gospels is once more revealed.

The transfiguration story is part of the lost ending of Mark, displaced within the text and modified by later Christian editors.

It tells of the awesome moment when Jesus, his body scarred through crucifixion by the Romans, came down from Mount Hermon to greet a waiting crowd.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 168 pages
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: The historical Jesus
  • ISBN: 9781785352775

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