For those unfamiliar with my writing, here are a few of my creds to put me in “context.”
I have served as Director of Education for several synagogues and actively participated in the Manhattan Educators’ Council. My graduate studies at New York University’s Hagop Kevorkian Center focused on ancient Near Eastern religions and Biblical Judaism. I am a recipient of New York University’s Founders Award for academic accomplishment, and have a screen credit as Historical Consultant for The Seventh Sign starring Demi Moore. My other books include, The Historical Haggadah, The Matthias Scroll, and A Documented Biography of Jesus Before Christianity. A Second Select Edition of The Matthias Scroll is scheduled for release this September. Subtitled, “Jesus’ life as he would have remembered it,” the work further unearths the crucifixion coverup exposed n the earlier edition.
The jacket blurb states:
In the Select Second Edition of The Matthias Scroll, author Abram Epstein crosses linguistic hurdles illuminating the drama of Jesus’ life and death, revealing hitherto unknown episodes which shaped his last eighteen months, leading to his capture, crucifixion and interment.
Exposed by fresh translations, Gospel passages become recovered pearls of verifiable history,
enabling us to meet the one so many have been seeking to know and appreciate as a human being.
For better than two centuries, scholarly studies seeking to separate the messianic drama of the Gospels from the historical realities shaping Jesus’ experience, have raised more questions than they have answered. According to Epstein, the ongoing debate should come as no surprise. Much of the scriptural account, the author points out, has dramatized the supernatural Jesus, adding an aura of divine authority to his every word and deed, covering up history beneath layers of theological enhancement. Many have wondered what happened to the one betrayed by Judas, who later retreated to the Garden of Gethsemane, praying not to die, and was crucified for saying he was “King of the Jews” though no witnesses ever claimed he said such a thing about himself. With the excavated testimony of his friend and companion, Matthias (Acts I:21), we now have….
Jesus’ life as he would have remembered it.
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