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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brilliantly adapts the life of Judas Iscariot into a dazzling work of fiction—humanizing the man whose very name is synonymous with betrayal.

Based on extensive research into the life and times of Judas Iscariot, this triumph of fiction storytelling by the author of Havah: The Story of Eve revisits one of biblical history’s most maligned figures and brings the world he inhabited vividly to life.

In Jesus, Judas believes he has found the One—the promised Messiah and future king of the Jews, destined to overthrow Roman rule. Galvanized, he joins the Nazarene’s followers, ready to enact the change he has waited for all his life. But soon Judas’s vision of a nation free from Rome 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 even 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 to his emergence as the man known to the world as the betrayer of Jesus. But even more, it is a singular and surprising view into the life of Jesus that forces us to reexamine everything we thought we knew about the most famous—and infamous—religious icons in history.

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"From the author of Demon and coauthor with Ted Dekker of the Book of Mortals series comes mind-bending biblical historical fiction that dares to put readers in the mind of the most infamous character of Christian history. Lee uses a historically accurate setting for a fictional story of young Judas from Sepphoris, who becomes a Zealot after his father dies on a Roman cross during a Jewish revolt. As an adult, Judas studies and practices Torah, and though he associates with Jewish revolutionaries — like Jesus — he carefully avoids the same fate as his father. The Gospels never tell exactly why Judas betrayed Jesus, but the author's theory is that Judas was no more confused or misguided than other disciples; however, his plans went terribly wrong. Some familiar scenes come to life ('‘Hail,' I whispered, and kissed him with trembling lips.') Though the book provides a speculative and unorthodox view of Judas, the research and writing is impeccable and masterful. Above all, Lee insinuates a lingering question for the reader: is it true and would I have done it, too?" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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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’ 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?”

About the Author

Tosca Lee is the author of the critically acclaimed Demon: A Memoir; Havah: The Story of Eve; and Forbidden: The Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker. In 2010, Tosca left her position as a senior consultant to Fortune 500 companies with the Gallup Organization to write full time. To learn more, visit ToscaLee.com.

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nrlymrtl, May 17, 2013 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
I am not a Christian, and therefore, not well versed in the this time period. Tosca Lee told this story simply: of a traumatized boy who became a successful young man who became a pivotal character in a major world religion. I have always enjoyed reading a well known tale from the viewpoint of the ‘bad guy’. Learning the characters life history and their motivations makes the over all tale that much more real for me. Tosca Lee does not disappoint. This book has a historical fiction feel to it and I did not feel that it was preachy at all.

There were other famous, learned men of the time named Judas. As there were other men named Jesus. The use of the secret society idea added weight to Judas’s decisions and his fears. I especially enjoyed the various culture clashes as seen through Judas’s eyes: Jesus the Messiah taught, fed, and healed not just the learned or rich, but the lowliest of classes and women and those not of the Jewish faith. One by one these things shocked Judas, who eventually saw the right of it. Some few references I did not fully understand, like when a few ill men move their mat on the Sabbath. But these few instances did not detract from the over all enjoyability of the book.

My one negative point is that the book became narrowly focused towards the end, whereas the beginning brought me knowledge of the cultures and political climate of the time. Indeed, my mind started to drift on the last CD, the CD where we have the ending of Jesus’s life, his confirmation of Messiah-hood, and Judas’s death. This should have, at the least, been as interesting as the beginning of the book. Instead, it was not. In retrospect, perhaps the author wanted Judas’s life to end on an anticlimactic note? Could be an interesting question for an interview; not so interesting for a book ending.
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ISBN:
9781451683769
Author:
Lee, Tosca Moon
Publisher:
Howard Books
Author:
Lee, Tosca
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Tosca Lee; Iscariot; Judas; Ted Dekker; traitors; Traitor s Wife; famous traitors; bible; bible movies; Son of God; Noah; Book of Mortals; Havah; Demon; Mortal; Soverign; Forbidden; biblical fiction; historical fiction; traitors in the bible; bromance; Je
Subject:
Tosca Lee; Iscariot; Judas; Ted Dekker; traitors; Traitor s Wife; famous traitors; bible; bible movies; Son of God; Noah; Book of Mortals; Havah; Demon; Mortal; Soverign; Forbidden; biblical fiction; historical fiction; traitors in the bible; bromance; Je
Subject:
Tosca Lee; Iscariot; Judas; Ted Dekker; traitors; Traitor s Wife; famous traitors; bible; bible movies; Son of God; Noah; Book of Mortals; Havah; Demon; Mortal; Soverign; Forbidden; biblical fiction; historical fiction; traitors in the bible; bromance; Je
Subject:
Tosca Lee; Iscariot; Judas; Ted Dekker; traitors; Traitor s Wife; famous traitors; bible; bible movies; Son of God; Noah; Book of Mortals; Havah; Demon; Mortal; Soverign; Forbidden; biblical fiction; historical fiction; traitors in the bible; bromance; Je
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "From the author of Demon and coauthor with Ted Dekker of the Book of Mortals series comes mind-bending biblical historical fiction that dares to put readers in the mind of the most infamous character of Christian history. Lee uses a historically accurate setting for a fictional story of young Judas from Sepphoris, who becomes a Zealot after his father dies on a Roman cross during a Jewish revolt. As an adult, Judas studies and practices Torah, and though he associates with Jewish revolutionaries — like Jesus — he carefully avoids the same fate as his father. The Gospels never tell exactly why Judas betrayed Jesus, but the author's theory is that Judas was no more confused or misguided than other disciples; however, his plans went terribly wrong. Some familiar scenes come to life ('‘Hail,' I whispered, and kissed him with trembling lips.') Though the book provides a speculative and unorthodox view of Judas, the research and writing is impeccable and masterful. Above all, Lee insinuates a lingering question for the reader: is it true and would I have done it, too?" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , 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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