The Gospel of the Twin

An ancient legend claimed that Jesus had a twin brother Thomas An extra Biblical text that dates from perhaps as early as the late first century CE which would make it the same age as the Biblical Gospels claimed to be the secret teachings of Jesus as recorded by Judas Didymos Thomas The Greek word Didymos and the Aramaic word Thomas both mean twin While only severalAn ancient legend claimed that Jesus had a twin brother Thomas An extra Biblical text that dates from perhaps as early as the late first century CE which would make it the same age as the Biblical Gospels claimed to be the secret teachings of Jesus as recorded by Judas Didymos Thomas The Greek word Didymos and the Aramaic word Thomas both mean twin While only several Greek fragments of this manuscript, dating to the early second century CE, actually exist, a manuscript written in Coptic from the fourth century was discovered in 1945 This Gospel of Thomas contains 114 purported sayings of Jesus, many of which resemble passages in the New Testament.Drawing upon years of extensive research in early Jewish and Christian history and recent work on the historical Jesus, acclaimed novelist Ron Cooper focuses on Thomas of Nazareth, old and bitter after years of self imposed exile from his homeland, who returns to Jerusalem to write a book about his identical twin brother Jesus Disgusted by how others have perverted his brother s message, Thomas wants to set the record straight But in doing so, he must try to unravel the enigma that was Jesus.Provocative, inventive, and sure to be controversial, The Gospel of the Twin draws upon scriptural and ancient, non Biblical sources to present an imaginative version of the founding of Christianity through scenes of violence, tenderness, and mistaken identity that will change the way the world thinks about Jesus.For fans of such books as Zealot The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan, Killing Jesus by Bill O Reilly, and even such Dan Brown novels as The Da Vinci Code, Cooper s The Gospel of the Twin may also appeal to readers of such sophisticated Bible scholars as Bart Erhman, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Elaine Pagels, all of whom have written academic works as well as books accessible to the general reader.With The Gospel of the Twin, Cooper provides a potentially controversial, compellingly human, and thoroughly readable page turner his own brilliant version of what many call the greatest story ever told.
The Gospel of the Twin An ancient legend claimed that Jesus had a twin brother Thomas An extra Biblical text that dates from perhaps as early as the late first century CE which would make it the same age as the Biblical Gos

  • Title: The Gospel of the Twin
  • Author: Ron Cooper
  • ISBN: 9781610881593
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Gospel of the Twin”

    1. I loved this novel. The premise is that Jesus Christ had an identical twin and his existance accounts for many miracles, including the resurection. The book also has explanations for other so called miracles, like the raising of Lazurus from the dead. I found it a tad slow in the begining, but becane enthralled as the stories unfolded.unfamiliar words:pg. 6 meleke-Arabic word for 'royal stone'pg. 25 howl or wail , usually in griefpg. 147 shoat- a newly weaned pigpg. 227 caprine- relating or rese [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of biblical historical fiction (I know, oxymoron, right). This story follows the Gospel narrative from the New Testament pretty closely. But the perspective is not from just any follower of Jesus but, rather, from the perspective of his identical twin brother, Thomas. This perspective allows well known sayings of Jesus and certain events to take on a whole new meaning, sometimes just turning out to be normal mundane events that were re-interpreted because th [...]

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