Abram Epstein’s New Novel Uncovers Historical Drama of Jesus’ Life

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‘The Matthias Scroll’ presents startling document-based biography.

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Author Abram Epstein introduces a profoundly different Jesus than Christians or Jews have known before in his new novel, “The Matthias Scroll: A Lost Testament Unearths the Secrets of History’s Most Notorious Injustice” (published by iUniverse).

A suspenseful and deeply moving narrative, “The Matthias Scroll” reveals what Epstein says are hitherto unknown events leading to Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion. It illuminates what happened to Jesus during and after his interment, without romanticizing his death as a model of salvation.

“When the disciples glorified Jesus’ crucifixion, Matthias swore their Gospels would not bury his friend beneath falsehoods of their new religion,” Epstein says. “What the murderers had done to his friend's body on the cross, he would never call God’s plan.”

Epstein hopes readers will glean from his book a visceral sense that they have met and appreciated Jesus for the first time. More information is available at http://www.abramepstein.com.

Praise for “The Matthias Scroll”:

“Shaped with a deep sense of the history, this controversial but fascinating work offers a vivid portrayal of Jesus as a respected teacher of his generation, at the moment when Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity were born.”

—Professor Michael Berenbaum, eminent historian, Rabbi and author

The Matthias Scroll
By Abram Epstein
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 454 pages | ISBN 9781491733493
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 454 pages | ISBN 9781491733486
E-Book | 454 pages | ISBN 9781491733509
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Abram Epstein, a New Yorker, has been director of education for various synagogues. His graduate studies at New York University focused on ancient Near Eastern religions and biblical Judaism. A recipient of the university’s prestigious Founders’ Award, Epstein has a screen credit as historical consultant for “The Seventh Sign.” “The Matthias Scroll” is his second book.

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