CAESAR’S MESSIAH: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus

There have been a number of theories about the origins of Christianity, but none have the solid and consistent evidence presented in CAESAR’S MESSIAH: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus by Joseph Atwill . Our understanding of Jewish and Christian history will change dramatically with this book.

Atwill, who received a Jesuit education, is an expert at dating the Dead Sea Scrolls. He worked with Dr. Robert Eisenman in the1990’s, and the results of their work were published in the Dead Sea Scrolls Journal in 2004. Atwill is founder of the Roman Origins Institute in New York City, and has devoted his life work to researching the history of the New Testament. In CAESAR’S MESSIAH Atwill reveals three major discoveries which tell us why the New Testament Gospels were written, who wrote them, and what they really mean. The book has received advance praise from scholars across the globe.

Atwill’s findings insist that the key events in the Gospels are not accounts of the ministry of a historical Jewish Jesus, compiled by followers sixty years after his death. Atwill shows they are part of a trick deliberately created to persuade Messianic Jews into worshiping the Roman Emperor in disguise. He demonstrates how they were written by a group of intellectuals at the court of the Roman Emperors Vespasian and Titus, in the period following the Roman-Jewish war, 70-85 CE – a literary hoax designed to persuade Jews to worship them. Atwill shows that the majority of the key events in the life of Jesus are in fact satirical: each was an elegant literary play on a military battle in which the Jewish armies had been defeated by the Romans. Atwill concludes that there could not have been a historical Jesus. Yes, this is an extraordinary claim -- but readers will find it supported by all the necessary evidence.

Atwill knows that some readers will find his analysis disorienting. He says, “This book is in no way a criticism of the faith of contemporary Christians. I felt required to present my findings because of the light they shed on the origin and purpose both of anti-Semitism and the moral structure of Western society. Christianity has been the basis for much of humankind’s moral progress. I present this work with great ambivalence.”

CAESAR’S MESSIAH may just be the most talked about book of the moment. I urge you to aquire it for review.

Meryl Zegarek
Meryl Zegarek Public Relations