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Judas - The Man Behind the Myth

Wordcatcher Publishing



Who was Judas?  The stock answer is that he was the disciple who betrayed Jesus to the Jewish hierarchy and then hanged himself out of remorse. And that is all. We know virtually nothing of Judas the man.

The Man Behind the Myth paints a fictional picture of Judas: a man of many talents, a man with a humorous side to his character, as well as being one of the most devoted disciples of Jesus of Nazareth (Yeshua).

The story of the relationship between Judas and Yeshua is related by Nehemiah, the fictional brother of Caiaphas the High Priest.  It is through Nehemiah, who is in charge of the first century equivalent of Mossad, that Judas meets Yeshua, and it is because of Judas that Nehemiah himself meets the healer and in turn becomes enthralled by him.

But as the unorthodox teachings of Yeshua begin to threaten the beliefs of the Pharisees, and as his popularity among the people makes him (at least in the mind of Caiaphas) the potential catalyst for a revolt against the Romans, Nehemiah and Judas are caught in the middle of a conflict that threatens to destroy all they have come to believe in.

Ultimately, their devotion to Yeshua takes them on a journey they could never have imagined, to lands they never knew existed, to meet people and encounter beliefs beyond their wildest imaginations.

Customer Reviews (6)


Amazon ann reynolds 5.0 out of 5 starsi just could not put the book down a real ... Format: Paperback i just could not put the book down a real page turner . i read it in 2 days and stayed up until 1am to find out what would eventually happen, as always with his books there are completely twists and turns which lead to a totally unexpected ending.

Insisted on buying my own copy - got it signed too! :) Pretty certain if anyone wants him to sign their copies - he won't be signing it 'dad' for you though! ;) Gayatri - Thompson Authors FB

"Miss the hymns, especially. So, how do I observe this holy week, now? Decided to read 'JUDAS: The man behind the myth,' from cover-to-cover. Finding it fascinating, rivetted from the very beginning, when the boy, Joshua & later as Yeshua appears...must stop no spoilers, and continue reading..." Facebook Thompson Authors

maria rocke 5.0 out of 5 stars Well written story of how it may have been.....5stars 3 October 2018 Format: Kindle Edition I really enjoyed this story, it is both atmospheric and evocative. The attention to detail had me believe that I was part of the fabric of the tale. The book is so well written that I found myself wondering if this was not the way events truly happened. One person found this helpful

Amazon Customer 5.0 o5ut of 5 stars I couldn’t put it down once I had started it. 5 stars 6 January 2019 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase I thought most of it very much like the bible, quite liked the different ending for Judas. As a Christian found the ending for Jesus not as I believe, but it is just a story. The book was very well written with each page enticing you into reading the next. I would recommend this to anyone with an open mind. Definitely a good read.

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