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THE JESUS MYSTERY Astonishing Clues to the True Identities of Jesus and Paul

LENA EINHORN

In the international bestseller The Jesus Mystery, award-winning filmmaker Lena Einhorn dares to revisit accepted first-century chronologies, changing—perhaps irrevocably—the study of New Testament history and the way we see the relationship between Jesus and the apostle Paul.

To support her astonishing and original hypothesis, Einhorn uses all of her scientific skills to bring together New Testament writings, as well as texts from contemporary Jewish and Roman historians, legends that survived within and outside Christianity during the first centuries after Jesus’s death, and, not least, psychology.

With meticulous care, she shows that incidents and people mentioned in the New Testament very closely resemble accounts recorded in the works of Flavius Josephus (Jewish Antiquities and The Jewish War)—but fifteen to twenty years later. The answer she offers is one never before seen in print.

Lena Einhorn’s films have dealt with ancient historical mysteries—the genesis of the Finnish language, the origin of the Indo-Europeans, and the story of the Exodus out of Egypt and the origins of the Israelites. She is best known in North America for her film-festival success Nina’s Journey, about her mother’s life in the Warsaw ghetto and time spent in hiding during World War

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    The film won top prizes in Sweden and Israel. She lives in Sweden.

    • Newsworthy hypothesis that will provoke discussion and controversy

    • Will appeal to Da Vinci Code readers

    • Historical Jesus is a hugely popular topic in history and religion categories

    • Reads like a thriller

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The Jesus Mystery is as thrilling as a crime novel. Clue after clue is revealed without your ever being able to work out the solution to the riddle.”

Ulrika Kärnborg Dagens Nyheter

“I had not read many pages before I was hooked. Known and unknown facts, assumptions and hints are mixed with each other in a way which brings out new perspectives. But to extract the knowledge is one thing, to meld it into exciting reading is another. The result [here] is magnificent.”

K.G. Hammar, Archbishop (Lutheran) of Sweden 1997–2006 Dagens Nyheter

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