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"Jesus, Judas and Mordy Ben Ruben: Three Good Jewish Boys in Jerusalem" by Dick Gross. [review]

By Gillian Mary Dooley


The idea of retelling the last days of Jesus as satire is not new. Gross's Jesus is shown through the eyes of an agnostic and foul-mouthed (though not, as he claims, particularly scatalogical) temple priest who was an active observer of, and participant in, the brief Jesus phenomenon in Jerusalem in 33 AD. Mordy Ben Ruben is writing his own gospel in 73 AD to set the record straight, having seen Mark’s recent attempt, and read drafts of the other accounts, including the Acts of the Apostles

Topics: Gillian Dooley
Publisher: Adelaide Review
Year: 2005
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