The Nazarene Gospel Restored. Robert GRAVES, Joshua PODRO.

The Nazarene Gospel Restored.

London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto, xxiv + 1020 pp. Original black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, chapter index. Robert Graves, English novelist, man-of-letters, and expert on the Graeco-Roman aspects of primitive Christianity, collaborated with Joshua Podro, an expert on its Hebraeo-Aramaic aspects to produce this massive study. In it they contend that "the Four Gospels, so far from being original Lives of Jesus, are irresponsible Greek piracies from a single authentic tradition orally preserved in Aramaic by the Apostolic Church at Jerusalem. By examining all available Christian texts in the light of contemporary Jewish and Roman records, and removing layer after layer of overpainting, the true story of what Jesus said and did can, they show, be recovered with a convincing degree of probability." An important, eloquent, original and challenging study. Cloth a bit rubbed with a few light surface scratches, light bruising to corners and edges, pages edges lightly toned, otherwise a solid and bright VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #56178

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