In this classic travel narrative, journalist Paul Williams Roberts visits the Middle East to trace the Magi's legendary journey through Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan to Bethlehem. Chasing clues from Marco Polo's Travels and the Dead Sea Scrolls to the stories of King Solomon and the Crusader Knights, Roberts seeks the historical truth behind Matthew's account in the New Testament. Filled with encounters with eclectic characters, from smugglers to Zoroastrian priests, Journey of the Magi is the story of an extraordinary adventure and an illuminating voyage of discovery into the truth behind the Magi and the birth of Jesus. This latest edition includes a new introduction by Roberts
About The Author:
Paul William Roberts is a journalist, producer and filmmaker and a scholar of Jewish and Arabic history and religions. He is the author of many books including A War against Truth. Awarded the inaugural PEN Canada/Paul Kidd Courage Award in 2005, he lives in Toronto.
Table Of Contents:Introduction : who were the Magi?11The journey172The birth533The Holy City774Kashan1055Strange women, strange gods1256The last of the Zoroastrians : Yazd1557A Zoroastrian notebook1858The fire temple1959Reza's edge : Isfahan21710The man of light : Susa24511The devil in Iraq30312The museum of Syria341
Roberts traces the Magi's legendary journey through Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan (not so easy to do anymore) based on descriptions in the Gospel of Matthew, Marco Polo's writings, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other sources. This revised edition contains a new intro by the author. Libraries could even stretch it a bit and include the volume in religion collections since there is much discussion about the birth of Christ. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
|Book:||Journey Of The Magi: Travels In Search Of The Birth Of Jesus|
|Author:||Paul William Roberts|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Number of Pages:||400|
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