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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-07-10

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Friday, July 10, 1981

Leave Everything to Us

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Schonfield's 'After the Cross' Probes
Mysteries Surrounding Life of Jesus

FRANK PAUL

and His ORCHESTRA
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557-7986
• Jesus recovered con-
Briefly, the author writing were: Mark (ca.
sciousness shortly after he
Hugh J. Schonfield's most endeavors to solve the rid- 75-80), Matthew (ca. 85-90),
had been conveyed to a suit-
recent book "After the dle of the disappearance of Luke (ca.90), and John (ca.
able place for treatment.
Cross," published by A. S. Jesus' dead body from the 110).
• Jesus, the brilliant or-
The author accepts 36
Barnes and Co., is a pro- grave in which it was
ganizer and strategist, "had
CE
as
the
year
of
the
placed.
He
begins
his
study
found but controversial in-
masterminded the rescue
terpretation of the resurrec- by disputing the Christian' crucifixion.
plan prior to crucifixion.
These
dates,
Schonfield
Church's
cardinal
doctrine
tion of Jesus. It consists of
Consequently, it came "as
of
Jesus'
resurrection
and
states,
are
based
on
literary,
"Son of C. Trojan"
14 chapters and an appen-
no surprise to Jesus to find
dix. Some of the chapters ascension. He likewise linguistic, historical, and
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the
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was
the
re-
of
the
Gospels,
he
observes,
ture," "The Resurrection
was written in Palestine; what he had designed with
suit of a miracle.
ON LOCATION
Gospel" and "Was It Theft?"
the and the people who had the aid and cooperation of
Nevertheless,
FREE
ESTIMATES
The volume's opening author does not dismiss known Jesus were by that particular friends. "Two of
Phone
chapter,- "The Riddle" com- these claims lightly. For time either dead or out of these confidential friends
576-1140
mences: "This book is, if you instance, he points out the country.
were Nicodemus and Joseph
will, a detective story. It , that in the first century
Consequently, authentic of Arimathaea, both mem-
deals with a mystery nearly CE many people were information on the life and bers of the Sanhedrin.
2,000 years old, and con- convinced that resurrec- death of Jesus was difficult
Thus, Hugh J. Schonfield,
ducts an investigation of tion could be brought to secure. Still, the Gospels the author of "After the
clues and possibilities in about through "the in- do contain factual data Cross" solved the riddle of
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But not all oral traditions
made to the Winnipeg
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would be a General Re- are reliable and consistent.
Board of Jewish Education
surrection of the dead."
For instance, Mark relates
by the Secretary of State for
Schonfield points out that that the women, led by
Multiculturism to develop
Jesus' appearances to his Mary of Magdala (not Jesus'
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document that emphati- records that they met an
etve ter
tally asserts that Jesus rose angel; and Luke writes two
from the dead and lists the angels; while John men-
people who saw him was tions neither.
Paul's first letter to the
Curiously, none of the
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