• The Lost Gospel

  • Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene
  • By: Simcha Jacobovici, Barrie Wilson
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (392 ratings)

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The Lost Gospel

By: Simcha Jacobovici,Barrie Wilson
Narrated by: Bob Souer
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Publisher's Summary

In a startling follow-up to the New York Times best-seller The Jesus Family Tomb, a historical detective story that unravels a newly translated document filled with startling revelations and fascinating detail about the life and times of Jesus.

Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, copied by an anonymous monk. The manuscript is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century, Jesus' lifetime. And now, The Lost Gospel provides the first-ever translation from Syriac into English of this unique document that tells the inside story of Jesus' social, family, and political life.

The Lost Gospel takes listeners on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm-shifting manuscript. What the authors eventually discover is astounding: confirmation of Jesus' marriage to Mary the Magdalene; the names of their two children; the towering presence of Mary the Magdalene; a previously unknown plot on Jesus' life, thirteen years prior to the crucifixion; an assassination attempt against Mary the Magdalene and their children; Jesus' connection to political figures at the highest level of the Roman Empire; and a religious movement that antedates that of Paul - the Church of Mary the Magdalene. Part historical detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia.

©2014 Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Very well-crafted but uses lot of sketchy material

Pretty central for much of the argument, is stuff like Virgin births like mithras, without any not that this is talking about being made out of a rock, and they take texts like The secret gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Jesus wife to be authentic.
Also they put very high stock in hidden changes in many texts that is simply edited or even removed to shift theology of text, with no textual evidence to back it up.

Also they some times have either done seriously sloppy work, or outright deliberately lied, for instance when they say that Ephrems hymn 21 specifically refers to Mary Magdalene, and not Mary the mother of Jesus, and cites a passage saying The church is like Mary, but when you check the hymn, the last Mary mentioned is Mary, Jesus' mom.

At the very least it was very entertaining read. But when I see so many factually wrong and borderline lies in the material I actually knew about, and in the few things I actually checked, I find no reason at all to trust that the even more speculative and controversial stuff is trustworthy either.

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it all makes sound sense!

loved it, all the contradictions I perceived growing up in a Catholic society are now cleared up....the lost scroll is in fact the missing piece. Thank you for such a through research....we are one...that was his message ying and yang.

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  • 05-02-21

don't bother to read

terrible premise totally false not worth the time to read. the book should stay lost!

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Where was the text?!

Where was the actual text of Joseph and Aseneth?! It was supposed to be in the appendix and the whole book is based on the text, but then there was no text!!!

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  • DM
  • 11-05-20

Wow, will need a 2nd or 3rd time through this one

I dont know how I found this one, but I am glad I did. fantastic history, exceptionally laid out argument and a great insight into the very very early origins of christianity. you may or may not agree with his conclusions or his extrapolations from one small story, however the depth of his understanding of the holy land around the time of christ's life is worth the read.

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Provocative and very interesting....

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! I was raised Roman Catholic, however over the last decade or so, I have found myself at odds with their teachings. The relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus continues to intrigue me and how the early Christian Church developed and defined itself is so thoroughly examined by the author.

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Never heard so much garbage in one book

Narrow minded of writer's opinion, his concept of Jesus
message and women doesn't deserve to be heard by anyone. Truly beneath anyone's intelligence to believe so much crap.

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If you're female and deeply spiritual⛪✝️☦️🕌🕍👳🕌

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It is truly a blessing to get a new age view of Peace & Love. Love is all about compassionate actions.
Knowledge is the key.

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Great information But

The book has a prejudiced view due to the lack of an allegorical understanding. The Monks that preserved this and other codexies weren't interested in physical sex. Their interest was purely spiritual. The excesses of some groups are reminiscent of hippy movements of the 1960's through the current new age movements and this seems to be their conclusion. Other than that, it is well researched, written and presented. A knowledge of the practice of the Asthetics and their practices would aid a readers understanding.

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Fascinating!

This book is a continuation of Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Full of verifiable facts and dates, and explains in an undeniable way, the truth.

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  • David Leadbetter
  • 05-12-21

Obscure and convoluted

Despite my academic background, devotion to historical analysis and previous liking for the author I found this work, dense , convoluted and based on very shaken assumptive foundations. The experience was further undermined by the dry monotone of the narrator.

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  • Teresa Cooper
  • 12-23-15

So was Jesus married?

This books gives the listener/ reader facts, hypothesis and suggestions about Jesus and the life we don't read in the bible. We are told many things from differing sources about his life, marriage, children and siblings. Try the book and make up your own mind.

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  • mollymoon1
  • 05-21-15

Enjoyable

I quite enjoyed this book, but at the end of the day, you can look at any ancient story, change the names and say hey-ho, here is the hidden story of Jesus and Mary. Or just about anyone you want! However, putting my personal sceptiscicm aside, the book has been incredibly well written and the content, extremely well researched and I believe that the writers believe they have truly scrutinised and deciphered the syriac manuscripts to which they are referring as a hidden diary of Jesus and Mary’s early years and married life together, and which had been anciently disguised as the story of Joseph and Aseneth! They could not have possibly penned this good literature had they not had this enthusiasm for the story. I admire the authors for their work and of course the reader/listener must make their own decisions on whether to believe this or not. I would recommend it as a debating platform which goes with so many other factual and fictional stories along the same lines, (the Da Vinci Code – The Last Temptation of Christ – Holy Blood, Holy Grail etc.,) but for writing and research content as well as literary substance, it has good content and I would recommend its purchase. Easy on the ear and easy to follow the story line. Enjoy.

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  • Bim
  • 11-15-18

A gripping read from start to finish.

I loved this book and found it extremely interesting. Very well written and easy to get through.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-13-16

fascinating

This is a fascinating incite into the political implications of the early faith of Christianity. It presents the decoding of early text and the academic arguements for their justification clearly to the lay person. it makes you question eerything that the Christian Church believes, yet still with the belief in Jesus' work. i enjoyed listening to this book and will recommend this to others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-22

Gripping & Thought Provoking

I found it easier than expected to get through this, and learnt a lot along the way. I found myself largely convinced of the main theory presented.

There is a lot of repeating information, and a few times conclusions drawn over lesser points seemed to be reaching slightly - but overall I'm glad I spent the time listening to this.

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  • Johan
  • 03-13-22

Food for thought.

It's amazing how, what you are taught as a child, indotronates you. And it's even more amazing to shat lengths, authorities or the people in power will go to, to control the masses. This book is a must read and I for one, will be studying it in more detail.

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  • Seth
  • 10-27-21

Excellent

Loved the research, presentation of the historical Jesus, proof or not that this is was a cripted gospel that Mary Magdelene and Jesus Ben Joseph were married.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-23-21

Hallelujah Sophia!

I would like to say ‘thank you’ to the authors for this unforgettable book. It is fascinating, eye opening and most importantly factual.
As a Christian I am glad to have another proof that church and faith are two different things. And as a catholic I am glad to find out that Christ was married and had children, as you would except if he was a man. As a human I think message was send loud enough and it will reach who needs it.

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  • Simon Estridge
  • 10-04-21

brilliant book. . Nice detective work.

Great book going into great detail, stories examples, yes Jesus was Married. what I was not expecting was the plot behind Jesus? his wife and the women of Rome. I'll definitely listen to this book again

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  • Sally jo-anne finlay
  • 04-13-17

Thought Provoking Revelation of Jesus & Mary

This book cleverly takes you on a mystery tour, using another rediscovered coded manuscript to shine a light into a side of Jesus & his contemporaries that you never really considered yet now seems so obvious. Reminding you with a brief history lesson that Jesus & his crucifixion was not a 'stand alone story' when placed against Rome: Political Intrigue, Imperial ambitions, assassination attempts, machinations, lust & subplots, surprisingly involving Galilee being closer to Rome's movers & shakers than you'd think. Jesus was a man of his times & no political novice! Mary the Magdala also shines as a renowned beauty, astute & independent woman. Very much Jesus' equal, perhaps the "it couple' of the time! This all comes together beautifully in a candid & well researched theory. The fact that the original scrolls contents had to be recorded using double meaning ambiguities gives an idea of the level of political turmoil of the time, dictating Jesus rise & fall.

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  • Rick Tai
  • 06-09-22

Provocative and Thought Provoking

This account is superbly narrated and is thoroughly provocative and immensely thought provoking. It just makes sense on so many levels, well to me at least. Jesus married Mary, had sex, challenged the prevailing dogma of the day and was entirely aware of the politics involved. His underlying messages to love one another and to do unto others along with his many other teachings are enduring. I wonder where and what is living descendants are doing with their lives today? I enjoyed listening and reflecting on the many themes this audiobook contains. I enjoyed it immensely and will probably listen to it again.

For those who are wedded to the Pauline version of the bible, this book will rock your world…. Enjoy the ride…. :)

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  • Mr. N. S. Storey
  • 01-11-22

Fascinating perspective on Roman Judaic history

Really insightful take on the events pre and post the crucifixion era read through the shrouded figures of long hidden gospels. The Roman infighting and references to the work of Josephus the historian were both riveting and intriguing. Where ever one stands on this topic, it pays to have knowledge of this research.