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Iscariot: A Novel of Judas
by Tosca Lee

Published: 2013-02-05
Hardcover : 352 pages
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The most reviled man in biblical history comes to life.

In Jesus, Judas believes he has found the One—the promised Messiah and future king destined to overthrow Roman rule. Galvanized, Judas joins the disciples, ready to enact the change he has waited for all his life.

But Judas’ ...
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Introduction

The most reviled man in biblical history comes to life.

In Jesus, Judas believes he has found the One—the promised Messiah and future king destined to overthrow Roman rule. Galvanized, Judas joins the disciples, ready to enact the change he has waited for all his life.

But Judas’ vision of a nation free from Roman rule is crushed by the inexplicable actions of the Nazarene himself, who will not bow to social or religious convention—who seems in the end to turn against his own people. At last, Judas must confront the fact that the master he loves is not the liberator he hoped for, but a man bent on a drastically different agenda.

Iscariot is the story of Judas—from his tumultuous childhood and tenuous family life as a devout Jew to a man known to the world as the betrayer of Jesus Christ. But even more, it is a singular and surprising view into the life of Jesus himself, an intricate account that will cause you to ask: “Would I have done the same thing as Judas?”

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How did reading "Iscariot" change your viewpoint on Judas?
What did you learn about the Roman's treatment of the Jews?
by retiredreaderNE (see profile) 02/13/14

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Include Scripture
by retiredreaderNE (see profile) 02/13/14
Our group reads Biblical Fiction, and we always include the relevant Scripture.

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  "Engaging!"by retiredreaderNE (see profile) 02/13/14

Everyone in the group loved this book. It is well written and based on thorough research. Lee's paints realistic word pictures. We plan to read more of her books.

 
  "There is more than one side to every story"by 1bookjunkie (see profile) 02/12/13

"That was the first day I saw him, the man who would become my greatest friend."


"They will say that I betrayed him, that I reduced his price to thirty silver shekels."


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