The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene by Gary Tillery
What if archaeologists were to discover a new Gospel—one historically accurate?
Gary Tillery has researched the historical figure of Jesus for over thirty years, scouring hundreds of books by the world’s most eminent Bible scholars.
The Gospel according to Mary Magdalene draws on these rich but obscure sources to create a demystified account of Jesus. His story is related from the point of view of his closest female companion, whose own fictional biography is overlaid on history that is as accurate as modern scholarship can make it.
The result is a novel that informs while it entertains. For example, how many people are aware that no one called him “Jesus”? That he was born in a cave? That he had four brothers whose names are known to us? That the “garden” of Gethsemane was more likely a cave where olive oil was processed? That his hands were probably not nailed to the cross but tied? That the earliest version of the first book written about him did not include a resurrection?
More properly novelized history than historical fiction, this “gospel” is intended to replace the hazy image most people have of Jesus and his time with one truer to life—including recognition of Mary Magdalene as Jesus’ wife.
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- First submitted Oct. 22, 2012
- Last updated Oct. 22, 2012
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