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Operation messiah; St. Paul, Roman intelligence and the birth of Christianity.


Operation messiah; St. Paul, Roman intelligence and the birth of Christianity.

Voskuilen, Thijs and Rose Mary Sheldon.

Vallentine Mitchell


284 pages




Dutch historian and journalist Voskuilen, now studying criminal investigation, argued that St. Paul was the alias for Roman provocateur Saul of Tarsis in his Alias Paulus, published by Ambo in 2002. Sheldon (history, Virginia Military Institute) is a specialist in ancient history and wrote her dissertation on Roman intelligence. She answered some questions for him as he worked on the original, then they collaborated on the enlarged English translation. Their theory is no more plausible than the version sanctioned by the Church, they admit, but considering the paucity of evidence, neither is it any less plausible. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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Date:Nov 1, 2008
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